PREVENTION October 18, 2016

OctoberTest: TestBKK’s Revolutionary Way to Increase HIV Testing Uptake

For many young gay men, getting an HIV test can heighten anxiety, particularly when taken through traditional clinical settings. But what if testing was done in a ‘surprising’ location? What if getting to know your HIV status also gave the chance to win an iPhone 7, the most anticipated smartphone around. That anxiety would be replaced by excitement – or …

PREVENTION April 12, 2016

This Songkran, Young Gay Men in Bangkok Splashed with the Biggest Sexual Health Campaign Ever!

Wet and wild, Thais certainly know how to celebrate their traditional New Year with a splash. During Thailand’s festive Songkran Festival, which runs from 13 to 15 April each year, Bangkok has been hosting Songkran celebration exclusively catered to gay men. In addition to the city’s pink districts being a magnet for gay locals and tourists who are desired to …

NEWSROOM November 4, 2014

APCOM Launching Its First City-based HIV Testing Campaign

Suck. F*#k. Test. Repeat: Community organisations launch campaign to increase HIV testing among gay men in Bangkok - TESTBKK.ORG

Monday April 7, Bangkok Thailand. Community organisations in Bangkok, Thailand have joined to launch a campaign ‘TestBKK’ targeted to gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to increase HIV testing awareness in Bangkok. Using the memorable slogan ‘Suck. F*#k. Test. Repeat’, TestBKK targets online platforms through its website www.testbkk.org, Facebook, popular websites and mobile applications used …

PUBLICATIONS November 6, 2013

APCOM PlayBook: Your Pocket Guide to Bangkok

Packing your bags for ICAAP11? Looking for things to do and places to see while you’re in Bangkok? Download a copy of APCOM’s PLAY BOOK. In this bright and colorful booklet you will find our recommendations for gay friendly hotels, information on getting to and from the airport, Bangkok’s gay scene, local transportation, and a touristic guide that will help …

REGIONAL June 26, 2013

Spotlight: SWING, Thailand

The Service Workers In Group Foundation (SWING) was established in 2004 to promote and protect the health, human rights and dignity of sex workers. From its initial focus on the issues that affect male and transgender sex workers, SWING has expanded its coverage over the past 10 years to include programmes and projects for sex workers of all genders and …

NEWSROOM May 17, 2012

IBM working to make HIV disappear from Bangkok

IBM business analytics software being offered IBM announced today it is collaborating with the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center (TRCARC) to strengthen HIV prevention efforts to make Bangkok the world’s first city to achieve “Zero New HIV Infections” by 2015, according to an IBM press release. IBM will donate business analytics software and technology expertise to aid the center …

REGIONAL February 10, 2012

Asia-Pacific nations wrap up UN forum with plan to advance progress on AIDS targets

“This is Asia-Pacific at its best – showing leadership, fore-thinking and spirit of collaboration, underlining the powerful force of this region.”

UNESCAP report warns progress against HIV in region is threatened by an inadequate focus on key affected populations and threats of decreases in domestic and international spending Asia-Pacific nations at a United Nations meeting in Bangkok have agreed to boost cooperation and to develop regional accountability mechanisms and financing modalities to accelerate progress towards global HIV/AIDS commitments. The agreed action …

RESEARCH June 1, 2010

Implications for pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection

Daily HIV antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is being evaluated in clinical trials among men who have sex with men (MSM). However, daily PrEP may not be congruent with sexual exposure profiles of MSM. Here, we investigate sex frequency and sex planning to identify and inform appropriate PrEP strategies for MSM. Methods: We evaluated sex frequency and sex planning in a …