Thailand: Study Finds High HIV Infection Rate Among the Married
April 1, 2011
Fifty-three percent of people newly infected with HIV in Thailand's northern provinces last year reported getting the virus from their husband or wife, according to study results presented at the three-day National AIDS Conference. Some 3,500 activists and experts gathered for the conference at Bangkok's Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani.
Dr. Somyos Kittimankhong of Thailand's Department of Disease Control's Anti-AIDS Division discussed the study by Phitsanulok province's Disease Prevention and Control division area 9. He said HIV testing is crucial if the country is to reduce the spread of the disease.
The Nation (Bangkok)
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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