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Over 1 Million Thais Are Infected With Hiv/Aids

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Over 1 million Thais are infected with HIV/AIDs

BANGKOK, 18 March 2012 (NNT) - The Public Health Ministry reports that the number of HIV/AIDs patients in Thailand is on the rise with over 1 million patients currently.

At the annual HIV/AIDs conference held in Chiang Mai, Public Health Minister Wittaya Buranasiri disclosed that HIV/AIDs is an incurable chronic disease of which more than 1 million patients have been reported to be infected.

According to Mr. Wittaya , 25 percent of the total diagnosed patients are in the working group aged between 30-34. While unprotected sex is the major risk factor which accounts for as high as 84 percent, premature and unprotected sex among secondary school and vocational students is becoming more of a problem.

The Public Health Minister added that this year the National Health Security Office (NHSO) has set nearly 3 billion baht as a budget for HIV/AIDs care and treatment while planning to increase the budget to 3.5 billion baht for next year.

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About the same number of HIV infected as in the U.S.A. which has about five times the population. Not good.

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Meechai needs to start up another campaign.

Clearly the Thai's have, in general, a very short memory span.

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Full breakdown of age and occupation would help.

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The statements seem to contradict themselves...Is it one million currently or one million reported since records began 30 years ago..slightly misleading, as if you take away under 18s over 60s that leaves a very large percentage of the population with a problem.

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Worrisome. So every 60th person affected shock1.gif

Reading the article it seems like the 1 million figure is those currently identified as infected, and receiving treatment. It would seem logical that the actual figure of those infected is somewhat greater?

so in theory , it would be double?

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Figures.

My current and previous girlfriends had no clue about contraceptives and STDs.

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As with most countries this is the figure that they are fairly confident about. The real figure is much higher.

What a shame something so pleasurable and so much fun...sex, can now be like playing Russian Roulette.

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Wonder how many not reported or mis-diagnosed

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ID: 17   Posted · Hidden by metisdead, March 18, 2012 - denier/conspiracy post

the number of infected is definitely way higher as they have no way of knowing those who haven't tested or wont. on a related note the hiv/aids link is flawed and therefore is not the demon it is proposed to be. google peter duesberg.

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Hmmmmm Nice to see that they are increasing the budget from 3 baht per infected patient, to a staggering 3.5 baht per infected patient.... Won't even buy half a paracetamol.

Yet look at that budget compared with the latest report on ministerial salaries being sucked out of the economy. One guy already had about 13.5 million baht in his first 6 months in office..... Is it just me?

Woooops misread it... Billion = 3500 baht... thats more like it $115 makes a lot of different.

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the number of infected is definitely way higher as they have no way of knowing those who haven't tested or wont.

unless the estimate is already factoring this in...

and on another side note, the typical HIV subtype (subtype e) in thailand is far more likely to be transmitted by heterosexual sex than the typical subtype (subtype B ) in the west... (80% hetero transfer in thai compared to 10% in the west)...

crap, the B ) coming out as a guy with sunglasses.

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With 1 in 60 Thais infected, that would surely mean a much higher proportion among sex workers.

One in 7?

One in 5?

(Here in Cambodia it's one in 8.)

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Wonder how many females?

me too: more than males...

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This map says it was 1-2 % in 2008, so about the same (I'm guessing their very round 1 million figure is an estimate)

Still if that's the general population then for working girls and boy it must be much higher, perhaps 5 % is not unrealistic.

I would assume in the tourist areas it is lower than in the boonies up north and in Isaan. Where it is mostly Thai men doing the business.

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Enforcing sex education in ALL schools and in a National TV program would help. Not mentioned in the budget expenditure - not important maybe. Wouldn't like to admit that it REALLY happens...

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any statistics on Hepathitis A, B and C?

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