How Aids care went ‘a dumping ground for the dying’ to offering all-inclusive home-based care

HIV in Thailand: how we moved our Aids care into the community – Guardian, July 10, 2013
For over 10 years, the Human Development Foundation – Mercy Centre’s Aids hospice was the first, largest and only free Aids hospice in Bangkok, Thailand. At first, Mercy was known as a dumping ground for dying people. Then we changed our general policy and, apart from the truly indigent, only accepted patients with their relatives’ involvement. Over the years as the treatments improved, our hospice became a place of hope for the future where people could recover and go back to the community and their family…

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