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Updated July 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Thailand
Population, 201366,200,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012440,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012200,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20121.1
AIDS deaths, 201221,000
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 1.2MB]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 1.2MB]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
CDC Global AIDS Program Country Profile
An overview of the HIV/AIDS situation in selected countries, description of the Global AIDS Program response, and contacts and links.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 104K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Policy Reports and Papers
The Asian Epidemic Model (AEM) Projections for HIV/AIDS in Thailand: 2005-2025
The Analysis and Advocacy Project and The Thai Working Group on HIV/AIDS Projections. February 2009. [PDF, 1.8MB]
HIV & AIDs and Mobility in South-East Asia: A Rapid Assessment
United Nations Regional Task Force on Mobility and HIV Vulnerability Reduction in South-East Asia and Southern Provinces of China (UNRTF). 2008. [PDF, 2.7MB]
Report Card on HIV Prevention for Girls and Young Women
United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2007. [PDF, 345K]
Deadly Denial: Barriers to HIV/AIDS Treatment for People Who Use Drugs in Thailand
Human Rights Watch, November 2007 Volume 19, No. 17(C). Document also available in Thai and as a PDF.
Opium Poppy Cultivation in the Golden Triangle: Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Thailand
UNODC, 2006. [PDF, 5.4MB]
The Economics of Effective AIDS Treatment: Evaluating Policy Options for Thailand
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank, August 2006. [PDF, 4.4MB]
External Review of the Health Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Thailand
Thailand Ministry of Public Health, World Health Organization, August 2005. [PDF, 657K]
Coping with Love: Older People and HIV/AIDS in Thailand
Apideth Chairacha, Chakrit Taburee, Hathaikarn Ranumas, Pintip Cha-em, Sawang Kaewkantha, Wattanachai Thamyom, Brooks Dodge, Usa Khiewrord. Help Age International, 2005. [PDF, 407K] Also in Thai. [PDF, 312K]
Reducing HIV/AIDS Vulnerability Among Students in the School Setting: A Teacher Training Manual
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO Bangkok, 2005. [PDF, 1MB]
Scaling Up Antiretroviral Therapy: Lessons Learnt from Thailand
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, Thailand Ministry of Public Health, 2004. [PDF, 2.3MB]
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control: An Experience of the Royal Thai Army in Thailand
UNAIDS, July 2004. [PDF, 775K]
A Rapid Situation Analysis of the Access to Care Project in Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai University, Horizons Program/Population Council, June 2004. [PDF, 311K]
Involvement of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Treatment Preparedness in Thailand: Case Study
WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières, 2004. [PDF, 243K]
Thailand's Response to HIV/AIDS: Progress and Challenges
UNDP, 2004. Also available in Thai. [PDF, 1.3MB]
HIV/AIDS in the Mekong Region: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, & Viet Nam--Current Situation, Future Projections, Socioeconomic Impacts, and Recommendations
The POLICY Project, US Agency for International Development, June 2003. [PDF, 362K]
Sexual Behavior, HIV and Fertility Trends: A Comparative Analysis of Six Countries--Phase I of the ABC Study
Ruth Bessinger, Priscilla Akwara, Daniel Halperin. MEASURE Evaluation, USAID, 2003. [PDF, 3.5MB]
Thailand's Response to AIDS: Building on Success, Confronting the Future
World Bank, October 2000. [PDF, 449K] Also in Thai. [PDF, 1MB]
Evaluation of the 100% Condom Programme in Thailand
AIDS Division, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, UNAIDS, July 2000. [PDF, 552K]
Journal Articles
Long-term survival of HIV-infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy in Thailand: A 5-year observational cohort study
Collins IJ, Jourdain G, Hansudewechakul R, Kanjanavanit S, Hongsiriwon S, Ngampiyasakul C, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2010; 51(12):1449-57. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Predictors of virologic failure and genotypic resistance mutation patterns in Thai children receiving non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy
Jittamala P, Puthanakit T, Chaiinseeard S. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Sep;28(9):826-30. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
HIV-1 viral load monitoring: an opportunity to reinforce treatment adherence in a resource-limited setting in Thailand
Wilson D, Keiluhu AK, Kogrum S, et al. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009;103(6):601-6. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
A situation update on HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs and national responses in South-East Asia Region.
Sharma M, Oppenheimer E, Saidel T, Loo V, Garg R. AIDS. 2009 Jul 17;23(11):1405-13.
HIV Prevalence Among Populations of Men Who Have Sex with Men --- Thailand, 2003 and 2005
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMRW 2006; 55(31):844-848.
Newsletter Articles
Expanding Access to AIDS Treatment: Operations Research in Thailand and Kenya Addresses Critical Program Issues
Margaret Dadian, Simon Baker, Ratana Panpanich. Horizons/Population Council, June 2004.
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
Thailand's Health Care Systems: Response to the HIV Epidemic
Wiput Phoolcharoen, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Sombat Tanprasertsuk, Chutima Suraratdecha. Sixth International Conference on Healthcare Resource Allocation for HIV/AIDS, Washington D.C., October 13-14, 2003. [PDF, 356K]
Slide Sets
HIV Treatment and Care in the Thai National Health Care Scheme
Sanchai Chasombat, AIDS Division, CDC Department, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, n.d. [PowerPoint, 188K]
Provider Education and Training
National Organizations
Ministry of Public Health
The official Web site of the Thai Ministry of Public Health.
Thai Bureau of AIDS, TB, and STD
Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health.
International Training Center on AIDS, TB, and STIs
Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health.
Population and Community Development Association
Conducts AIDS awareness and prevention activities.
A network of people living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand. In Thai and English.
The NGO Coalition on AIDS
A group of non governmental organizations working on HIV in Thailand. In Thai.
Rejoice Thailand
Provides a medical and social support system to the population of poor, sick, and underprivileged people living in Chiang Mai, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS. Projects include home care, condom distribution, orphans' education, counseling, and provision of infant formula. Site in English and Thai.
International Organizations
Family Health International (FHI)
Thailand program overview. Includes a description of activities and links to many HIV/AIDS-related reports.
Médecins San Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders
An international medical aid network that offers HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. Through a successful campaign for the local production of generic antiretroviral drugs, MSF provides HIV/AIDS medications to patients in Bangkok, Surin, and Bangkruai.