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HIV cases in Thailand drop below 10,000 a year

By The Nation

 

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New cases of HIV in Thailand have fallen to less than 10,000 per year thanks to the increased use of condoms and advances in preventive medicine, the Disease Control Department's Bureau of AIDS, TB and STIs revealed on Thursday.

 

Bureau director Dr Saman Futrakul told the National News Bureau of Thailand that the rate of new HIV cases per year has dropped from its peak of 150,000 to between 6,000 and 10,000. He said the Public Health Ministry plans to lower the rate further to less than 1,000 a year by 2030. 

 

Dr Pannee Pitisutham, head of the Vaccine Center of the Mahidol University's Faculty of Tropical Medicine, said the center's AIDS vaccine development program, which has entered its third phase, got a promising result – an increase in immune cells - in the latest test conducted on male HIV-positive volunteers.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30315614

 
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The national education system in Thailand should be working to create safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students, the education system should be committed to ensuring all schools include LGBTQ people, events and history in their curriculum, which helps to create positive school climates and better educational outcomes for LGBTQ students.

Health and sexual education courses on Hiv are one of the most natural and common classes in which students can learn about LGBTQ topics in a positive way.

Don't prohibit schools from providing this vital, life-saving information. This sends a dangerous message to LGBTQ students, along with their non-LGBTQ peers, that they are not an equal and valued part of the school community.

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Well , it's some good news but the number is still way too high. Back in the 80s and 90s when Meecham was responsible , Thailand was considered a world leader in public education via some very explicit campaigns as well as more subtle ones. Some periods of great complacency followed, so it's hoped they are now back on track. 10,000 is CRAZY high.

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6 hours ago, Prbkk said:

Well , it's some good news but the number is still way too high. Back in the 80s and 90s when Meecham was responsible , Thailand was considered a world leader in public education via some very explicit campaigns as well as more subtle ones. Some periods of great complacency followed, so it's hoped they are now back on track. 10,000 is CRAZY high.

Quite agree, even three decades later Mechai's forward thinking contributions cast Thailand in a favourable light in the wider world. Why on earth they don't choose to build on the success stories here completely eludes me. 

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4 hours ago, lamyai3 said:

Quite agree, even three decades later Mechai's forward thinking contributions cast Thailand in a favourable light in the wider world. Why on earth they don't choose to build on the success stories here completely eludes me. 

Possibly because they are more interested in re-inventing the wheel rather than improving it! :whistling:

 

"Authorities" seem to be so reluctant to bring in outside (foreign) advisers to help with any problem.

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Blood to blood transmission is the most common way. So stock up on descent protection and some expensive lubrication. Common sense and consulting a doctor before you travel will help lower your risk. Remember to control your lust and always use protection.

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2 hours ago, tukkytuktuk said:

Blood to blood transmission is the most common way. So stock up on descent protection and some expensive lubrication. Common sense and consulting a doctor before you travel will help lower your risk. Remember to control your lust and always use protection.

Most of my lust today is taken in with my eyes only. Old age is a great protection against HIV well in my case anyways

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4 hours ago, tukkytuktuk said:

Blood to blood transmission is the most common way. So stock up on descent protection and some expensive lubrication. Common sense and consulting a doctor before you travel will help lower your risk. Remember to control your lust and always use protection.

The only thing you got right here is consult your doctor.

If you engage in risky behaviour You should ask your doctor to proscribe Truvada which is widely available through online chemists. Taken daily it will give you the protection if a condom should break. For a dollar a day it gives you piece of mind. 

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