Tags : HIV


HIV patient quits job as Thai social security won’t pay

To save his life after living with the Aids virus for more than 20 years, Boriphat Donmoon, 47, decided to quit his job and terminate his healthcare coverage under the socialsecurity scheme because he could not access the antiretroviral drug atazanavir. “I’ve been living without atazanavir for six months, as the hospital told me that […]Read More


Thai doctors develop new test kit for HIV drug resistance

BANGKOK, March 2 – Thai doctors and medical researchers have developed a test kit to measure HIV drug resistance assaying with high sensitivity, an invention which will help reduce risks of allergic reactions and lower medical treatment costs of HIV patients. Assoc Prof Dr Wasun Chantratita, chief of virology at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, together […]Read More


HIV up among Phuket ladyboys

PHUKET: Increasing sexual activity among the youngest members of Phuket’s transgender community is leading to a worrying rise in HIV infection rates, public health officials say. Dr Sak Tanchaikul, chief of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO), said he was deeply concerned about HIV infection rates among “men who have sex with men”, which his […]Read More


German HIV positive man on trial for sex with Thai

An HIV-positive former German musician has been charged with abusing seven children and 23 youths in Thailand. The 65-year-old former member of 1980s folk music group Godewind is accused of 403 cases of unprotected sex with child prostitutes, despite knowing he was HIV positive. Due to his HIV status, which he allegedly did not reveal, […]Read More


Anti-AIDS campaigns held throughout Thailand

BANGKOK, 1 December 2010 (NNT) – As December 1st. has been designated the World Aids Day, several events aimed at raising awareness of the danger of Aids were held throughout Thailand today. Highlighting the events held nationwide were demonstrations on how to use condoms; the demonstrations were aimed at urging Thais to have safe sex […]Read More


Thai Red Cross: number of Thais with aids on the

BANGKOK, 23 November 2010 (NNT) – As World Aids Day, set for December 1st, is approaching, the Thai Red Cross Society has just announced that more Thais have come down with Aids, with gays facing the highest risk of contracting the deadly virus. According to the Red Cross Society, 26 percent of sexually active gays […]Read More


Thailand to host more studies for Aids vaccine

New hope for HIV prevention ATLANTA : Further Aids vaccine studies will be carried out in Thailand after a recent large-scale clinical trial for the first time offered hope for HIV prevention by vaccination. Researchers are planning to conduct small-scale experiments as early as the middle of next year to carry on from the work […]Read More