Thailand: Denial of HIV treatment erodes success on AIDS - Drug users driven away from effective HIV programs - Human Rights Watch, November 29, 2007
...In 2003 the government of former Prime Minister Thaksin launched a
repressive "war on drugs" that resulted in the extrajudicial killings of
at least 2,275 drug users or dealers. A lasting consequence of this
campaign has been to drive many drug users away from effective HIV/AIDS
prevention and treatment, out of fear of arrest and police violence.
..."The Thai government pays lip service to its official policy, which
is to treat drug users as patients rather than criminals," said
Suwannawong. "In reality, police collect information about drug users
from health clinics, and arrest peer outreach workers outside drug
treatment clinics. Drug users risk criminal charges if they seek health
care services which are theirs by right..."
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