NHSO more than doubles dialysis allowance for HIV patients

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has agreed to increase the dialysis allowance for HIV patients who are under the national health security scheme, also known as the gold card scheme, from Bt1,500 to Bt4,000 per time.NHSO secretary-general Dr Sakchai Kanjanawatana said on Monday: “The ...

The Nation Reporter

Mixed results in UN report on HIV fight

Around 50% of the 5,400 new HIV infections recorded in the country last year were among young people aged 15-24 years old, according to information presented by UNAIDS’ regional director for Asia and the Pacific.Eamonn Murphy told the Bangkok Post during the launch of UNAIDS’ ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri

Health Dept makes push for safe sex

The Ministry of Public Health is joining hands with partners to promote the use of condoms in an effort to meet its target of bringing down the rate of HIV/Aids infections within the decade.Montinee Vasantiuppapokakorn, deputy director of the Aids and Sexually Transmitted Disease Division ...

Thana Boonlert

Beyond the stigma

HIV/Aids has become a hotly debated topic in recent weeks following a controversial claim by an HIV-positive advocate announcing he would teach people how to have unprotected sex safely, which was met with overwhelming backlash. Many media, Facebook pages and medical professionals rushed to clarify ...

Melalin Mahavongtrakul

Senior monk among NHRC prize winners

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has named Phra Alongkot Tikkapanyo, a winner of its 2019 Human Rights award.The renowned abbot from Wat Phrabatnampu in Lop Buri province, is being recognised for promoting economic, social and cultural rights through his 20 years of providing care ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

PrEP pre exposure HIV prevention medicine increases in popularity in Thailand

The Thai Red Cross Society has held a seminar following up on PrEP pre-exposure HIV prevention medicine services in Thailand, where the drugs are offered to persons in risk groups, helping them prevent becoming infected. The medication, which will accumulate within the body, after a ...

Adam Judd

About 77,000 people with HIV live in Bangkok

An estimated 77,500 people with HIV are living in Bangkok, with 1,190 of them contracting the virus this year, a deputy Bangkok governor said.Pol Lt Gen Sophon Phisutthiwong, deputy governor of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, unveiled the figures on Tuesday while chairing a meeting on ...

The Nation Reporter

Department of Disease Control urges test to curb HIV spread

The Department of Disease Control is encouraging members of the public to get free HIV/Aids tests from state-run hospitals, after it found that at least 28,000 Thais are unaware that they have contracted the disease.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Hospital in hot water over HIV case

The Thai Red Cross Society confirmed on Friday that its procedures for collecting and dispensing blood are in line with global standards, as fears of HIV/Aids being accidentally transmitted by the organisation have skyrocketed in the wake of a disclosure by a leading hospital in ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Agency calls for Bt200 million to tackle unwanted pregnancies

An agency has proposed that the National Health Security Office (NHSO) spends about Bt200 million to buy and distribute condoms and contraceptive implants as a possible solution to Thailand’s unwanted pregnancy problem.The Aids and Unwanted Pregnancy Hotline 1663 Center said the money, which amounts to ...

The Nation Reporter

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