(CTN News) – Between December 13 and 16, Thailand will hold an international AIDS conference in Chiang Mai.
The 51st UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Meeting will centre on three primary subjects, according to Dr. Tares Krassanairawiwong, director-general of the Diseases Control Department:
-Global alliance to end stigma and prejudice connected to HIV in all its manifestations
-HIV and men, in all their variety, and how can we turn around our answers.
Last year, there were 490,000 AIDS patients in Thailand, including 5,800 new cases.
Participants will include representatives from 22 nations, UN agencies, the 11 organizations co-sponsoring this event, and five non-governmental organizations.
In 2008, Thailand served as the venue for the last UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Meeting.
Statistics from the Thai Ministry of Public Health show that there were around 490,000 AIDS patients in Thailand last year, including 5,800 new cases.
11,200 people died last year. There were 16 new illnesses recorded daily, but Thailand has set a goal of 1,000 new infections per year by 2030.
In the fiscal year 2021, the government increased its funding for AIDS sufferers by 332 million baht to 3.6 billion baht. Under the “Gold Card” health programme, more than 289,000 people have been prescribed antiviral medications.
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