AHF Thailand was established in 2014 with support from international, governmental, and local organizations. The program focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment/care for key affected populations (KAPs) including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people (TG), sex workers, and migrant workers in Bangkok, Maesod/Tak, Pattaya/Chonburi, Ratchaburi and Samut Sakorn through special/thematic events, condom/lube promotion and distribution, community-based HIV rapid testing services, and linkages to appropriate medical care. In addition, care and treatment such as ART, treatment of opportunistic infections and tuberculosis, home-based care, and nutrition support are provided for free and co-share particularly for poor migrant workers.
Key partners include Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT) in Bangkok and Maesod/Tak, Service Workers in Group Foundation (SWING) in Bangkok and Pattaya, Samut Sakorn Hospital, Sairoong Ratchaburi, and Banglamung Hospital in Chonburi.
The Thai government has committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 with a National AIDS Strategic Plan. While the number of adults infected has slowly declined, substantial progress has been made in eliminating HIV infections among children; Thailand saw a 41% reduction of HIV child transmission from 2010-2014.
In 2016, an estimated 450,000 of Thai people are living with HIV, out of the 68 million total population. An estimated 6,400 new HIV infections occurred in 2016. Gender prevalence amongst adults (15-49) shows women at 1% compared to men at 1.2%. Out of the 450,000 of Thai people living with HIV, approximately 310,000 are on treatment.
Sources: UNAIDS 2016 estimates CIA World Factbook 2016
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