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Thailand: Stopping the Spread of HIV/AIDS among Men Who Have Sex with Men. What Does It Take?
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Thailand is one of the most severely HIV-affected countries in Asia with 440,000 people living with HIV and 1,250 deaths each year. Predictions estimate 39,000 new HIV cases from 2012-2016. Men who have sex with men (MSM) will make up nearly half of these new cases, with 25-30% of these infections likely to occur in Bangkok. Approximately one-third of the MSM population in Bangkok is at high risk.
What progress has been made to reduce HIV infections? What cost-effective public health strategies can be implemented to halve HIV-related deaths and new infections over the next decade in Thailand? What more must be done? The event brings together policymakers, academics, and community organizations to discuss what it takes to stop the spread of HIV infections in Thailand and how to reach more MSM in Bangkok for early HIV testing and treatment.