Thailand joins “Getting to Zero” campaign on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is celebrated globally on December 1st of every year in hopes to eliminate the disease in the near future. From 2011-2015, it is celebrated under the theme “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Currently, there is an estimate of 440,000 people in Thailand who are still […]

Working towards an AIDS vaccine

The Ministry of Health has convened a meeting to discuss development of the first-ever AIDS vaccine. Public Health Minister Pradit Sinthawanarong, along with Kristie Kenney, the current United States Ambassador to Thailand, and William Snow, the Director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, launched a conference on an AIDS vaccine. The conference was aimed at […]

US-Thai Research to Prevent HIV Infections

Thailand and the United States have declared a success in their research to prevent HIV infections, saying their studies show that the generic anti-retroviral drug Tenofovir was 74 percent effective. US Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Pirapong Saichua, and BMA project chief Khajit Chupanya announced the […]