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  • Tom 4:44 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: AFRIMS, , , , governments, , , New England, patient, , , , US Ambassador, US Armed Forces, US government   

    Thailand and US keep cooperating in the fight against HIV 

    Know your HIV status

    Know your HIV status: Flickr.com

    The US government confirmed that cooperative response to HIV/AIDS with Thailand would be sustained to combat the spread of AIDS and to encourage further medical research.

    US Ambassador Eric G. John in Thailand voiced confidence that the two governments would keep on working for better lives of those HIV/AIDS infected patients.

    Thailand and the US have coordinated in public health for over 40 years through many state agencies such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID), US Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) and US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (More …)

  • Tom 7:59 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , cremation, , , , , , , , nourish, patient, , Phra Udom Prachatorn, , , , , Wat Phrabat Nampu, World AIDS Day   

    Wat Phrabat Nampu, the Sanctuary for HIV Patients 

    Wat Phrabat Nampu

    Wat Phrabat Nampu, the Sanctuary for HIV Patients

    1 December marks World AIDS Day, a day when world wide campaigns are launched to promote awareness in prevention against AIDS/HIV, while trying to reduce the stigma often associated with HIV infected patients. Memorials for those who died of the pandemic are also observed. Apart from reducing the number of HIV patients, many organizations and agencies also try to help those people suffering from the disease, by enabling them to survive and have ordinary lives similar to others. In Thailand, Wat Phrabat Nampu is one of them. (More …)

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