HIV

  • Crime News

    Homeless woman with HIV brutally attacked in Bangkok

    A brutal attack in the early hours of yesterday left a 43 year old homeless woman with severe injuries and a subsequent HIV infection diagnosis. The assault occurred in the Soi Inthamara 1 community in Bangkok’s Phaya Thai district. Police apprehended a 39 year old suspect near the community following a report from the victim’s relative, who witnessed the suspect…

  • Thailand News

    Boy, 11, declines HIV test knowing partner’s positive status

    An 11 year old boy stunned medical professionals with his response to a suggestion for an HIV test after a genital discharge complaint. The boy confidently declined the test, indicating that he was already aware of his status through his partner, an 18 year old girl. The alarming case emerged on the popular Facebook page ไม่ใช่หมอบ่น-aggressivenotdoctor, where it was revealed…

  • Thailand News

    Thai govt enhances medical accessibility for HIV/Aids patients

    The Thai government, represented by the Public Health Ministry, has green-lit a plan to enhance medical accessibility for individuals living with HIV/Aids. This decision follows a multi-agency meeting headed by Minister Cholnan Srikaew. The dialogue, held on Friday, included representation from the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/Aids (TNP+), the Aids Access Foundation, the Institute of HIV Research and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police boost security for Valentine’s Day to protect minors

    Valentine’s Day in Thailand will see heightened security measures at motels and nightlife venues, as announced by the Royal Thai Police (RTP). This action comes as a bid to protect minors from potential risks. RTP Deputy Spokesperson Police Colonel Chanchai Rattanapanich revealed on Tuesday that national police chief Police General Torsak Sukvimol prioritised the safety of the youth on Valentine’s…

  • Thailand News

    Half of new HIV infections in Thailand among 15-24 year olds

    The Department of Disease Control (DDC) in Thailand has revealed that nearly half of the annual 9,000-plus new HIV infections are individuals aged between 15 and 24 years old. This trend has persisted for several years, according to Dr Suchada Jiamsiri, the head of the Division of Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) at the Ministry of Public Health’s DDC.…

  • Pattaya News

    Rayong: Help needed to make Christmas special for HIV-affected children

    In a heartfelt appeal from the Camillian Social Centre in Rayong, they shed light on the lives of the 45 children under their care who are either living with HIV or affected by it. The centre has been organising a cherished annual tradition since 2006, where these children are taken to Big C Rayong for a special Christmas shopping trip.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai HIV patient admits having one-night stands with many men

    A Thai woman has taken to social media to confess that she is HIV-positive and engaged in a number of one-night stands with men she met in entertainment venues over the past seven months. The woman told the public that she felt guilty for what she had done and wanted every man who had sex with her during that time to…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Woman files lawsuit after cheating husband infected her & now dead baby with HIV

    A woman sought assistance from a renowned Thai lawyer to file a lawsuit against her husband after he infected her and their baby with HIV after cheating on her. Sadly, the virus later killed their newborn baby. The famous Thai lawyer, Kirdphon Kaewkird, revealed the woman’s story on Facebook account yesterday. He said… “I am depressed… I received a call…

  • Thailand News

    4 billion baht budget to tackle HIV & STDs in Thailand’s teens

    Thai teenagers are more at risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV infection than adults says the Thai government and that is why it has approved a budget of nearly four million baht to tackle the issue. The Deputy Spokeswoman of the PM Office, Ratchada Thanadirek, revealed that people aged between 15 to 24 years old are more likely…

  • Northern Thailand News

    60% of new HIV cases in a northern Thai province are from high school students

    Healthcare workers from the northern province of Phitsanulok claim they discover 2 HIV cases every hour, and that 60% of HIV cases in that area are found in high school students. The statement was made yesterday at a healthcare meeting to discuss the silent danger of HIV at the Crystal Conference Room of The Park Hotel, Phitsanulok. The conference was…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | More women accuse politician in major sex scandal

    3 more women have broken their silence, adding to claims of one of the largest sex scandals in Thailand involving a senior politician. On Monday, another three women filed complaints with police against former Democrat deputy leader ปริญญ์ พานิชภักดิ์, for a total of eight women who have officially accused him of sexual misconduct. Lawyer Sittra escorted the three women to…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai virologist says Covid-19 does not affect the immune system like HIV does

    A prominent Thai virologist has taken to Facebook to reassure people that Covid-19 does not destroy the immune system in the way the human immunodeficiency virus does. According to Dr Anan Jongkaewwattana, the Covid-19 virus affects T-cells in a similar manner to HIV, but the outcomes of both scenarios are completely different. The virologist from the National Centre for Genetic…

  • Health

    Criteria for blood donation won’t relax to allow LGBTQ donations

    Despite calls from equality activists, the National Blood Centre said that they will not relax blood donation criteria to allow donations from the LGBTQ community, particularly gay men. The statement made yesterday said that the centre was not ready to relax criteria for high-risk groups though they empathise with the LGBTQ community’s desire to help. It should be noted that…

  • World News

    Burmese junta tells Doctors Without Borders to stop aid in Dawei

    Thousands of lives have been placed in peril after the Burmese military junta currently controlling Myanmar commanded Doctors Without Borders to cease operation. The well-known medical charity famous for providing emergency healthcare worldwide regardless of geopolitical borders warns of the urgent danger of stopping care on thousands of HIV and tuberculosis patients. Yesterday the junta order that all medical charity…

  • World News

    Thailand’s Pulse Clinic now opens in Hong Kong

    PHOTO: Jonathan Wong Today is World Aids Day. Whilst the treatments and social acceptance of HIV and AIDS has come a long way since those scary days in the early 80s, stigmas remain, particularly in Asia. The Thaiger would like to commemorate the day by featuring a story about local Thai hero Dr Deyn Natthakhet Yaemim who has made knowledge about…

  • Health

    Over 77,000 Bangkok residents living with HIV

    Atachai Phunkron gets ready to serve his clients as a trained HIV counselor at the SWING drop-in centre in Bangkok – Richard Nyberg, USAID, 2016 Authorities estimate that 77,500 people are living with HIV in Bangkok, 1,190 of them contracted the virus this year, according to deputy Bangkok governor Pol Lt Gen Sophon Phisutthiwong. 628 of the 1,190 identified this year…

  • World News

    Singapore people with HIV shocked by data leak

    from The Straits Times 14,200 people living with HIV in Singapore, who had their personal details leaked, are stunned. The Singapore Ministry of Health has revealed that some 1,900 names in the leaked data were of people who had already died. An HIV-positive US citizen, who had been deported from Singapore after serving a jail term, has leaked online the personal…

  • Thailand News

    World AIDS Day Thailand: Know your status

    The Ministry of Public Health has set a target to resolve AIDS problems by reducing the number of new cases of people infected with HIV to a maximum of 1,000, and the fatality rate of AIDS sufferers to not exceeding 4,000 cases per year by the year 2030. The announcements come on World Aids Day, December 1. Thai PBS reports…

  • World News

    Gene-edited babies ‘immune to HIV’

    PHOTO: He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province – China Daily by China Daily A Chinese scientist’s attempt to produce babies immune to HIV is sparking heated debate among the public and academics. He Jiankui, a biological researcher, has announced on social media, that…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thai soldier accused of raping 75 boys

    A 43 year old former Thai soldier has been arrested for raping 75 boys, many of whom were aged under 15 at the time of the alleged crimes. It is claimed he lured his victims by using the photo of a handsome younger man as his own profile picture in a gay chat application and then Facebook. Authorities are now…