HIV prevention forgotten, ‘now verging on crisis’

HIV prevention forgotten, 'now verging on crisis'- The Nation, May 24, 2006
..."Thailand's acclaimed achievements in HIV prevention are history. In the past three years people working in the field have realised the epidemic is back," said Mechai.
Condom use among young people has dropped to only 20 per cent from about 70 per cent.
The rate of other sexually transmitted diseases among young people is up 30 per cent, but official figures show Thailand has lower rates of new HIV infection, he said.
"How on earth could this be? I have the feeling the figures have been window-dressed to satisfy the government," said Mechai...
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