Thai Media urged to be sensitive when reporting on ‘AIDS’

Thai Media urged to be sensitive when reporting on 'AIDS' - TNA, November 26, 2004
A leading Thai senator has urged the local media not to refer to AIDS as 'fatal', or use other negative terms in their coverage of the problem.
The sentator, Jon Ungpakorn, said this was necessary in order to improve the image of HIV/AIDS patients, and prevent the public being discouraged from associating with them.
Mr. Jon also called for the use of 'neutral anti-AIDS campaigns' and for the virus not to be always refered to as the syndrome, 'doomed to death'.
He also urged the media not to label AIDS patients as 'victims'...
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