PREVENTION September 22, 2016

COPE4YMSM: Thai YMSM Prevention Effectiveness Evaluation

APCOM is proud to be among the collaboration partners of COPE4YMSM – evaluation study on the effectiveness of HIV prevention among Thai young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the study seeks to develop and conduct a non-randomized effectiveness and cost-effectiveness …

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, Facebook, popular websites and mobile applications used …

PUBLICATIONS August 24, 2014

In or Out?

This review analyses the inclusion of young key populations in the NSPs for HIV and AIDS of 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. The primary document examined for the review of each country’s strategy …

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 …

REGIONAL April 30, 2013

Spotlight: The Poz Home Centre Foundation, Thailand

The Poz Home Center Foundation The Poz Home Center Foundation (The Poz Home), was established in 2005, and is the only care and support community-based organisation, providing services for MSM, transgender individuals living in Bangkok, Thailand. Their service provides members and individuals with a drop in center, home visits, telephone support and advice, peer-based one-to-one support and case coordination, group workshops, …

POLICIES December 21, 2012

MSM Country Snapshot Series: Thailand

The rapid spread of HIV among MSM during 2003-2007 was gradually matched by an increase in attention from national and international stakeholders, including in Thailand’s National HIV Plan beginning in 2007.

Despite Thailand’s numerous innovations in the global AIDS response, men who have sex with men have been virtually absent in national strategic plans until 2007. Once MSM entered routine national surveillance, evidence for a rapidly growing HIV epidemic among MSM became available. HIV prevalence among MSM in Bangkok was estimated to be 17.3 percent in 2003, 28.3 percent in 2005, …

RESEARCH December 15, 2012

Inconsistent condom use among young MSM, MSW, and TG in Thailand

Young men who have sex with men (MSM) are at risk for HIV infection. We investigated inconsistent condom use among 827 sexually active young MSM (15-24 years), enrolled using venue-day-time sampling in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, Thailand. Data was collected using palmtop computer-assisted self-interviewing. Of participants, 33.1% were regular MSM, 37.7% were male sex workers (MSWs) and 29.1% were …

RESEARCH December 14, 2012

HIV Prevalence, Risk Behaviour, Hormone Use and Surgical History among Transgender Women in Thailand

While male-to-female transgender persons are believed to often engage in sex work and have high HIV infection risk, little is known about demographics, surgical and hormone use history, risk behaviors and HIV prevalence. The study on such topics was therefore carried out by a group of academicians, health practitioners, and community organisations from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Thai …

ADVOCACY June 12, 2012

Thailand to continue efforts to work with the community towards world free of HIV/AIDS

Deputy Thai permanent representative to the UN Jakkrit Srivali said here Monday that his country would continue to do its part to combat the scourge of HIV/ AIDS.

Thai official pledges “…the country will do more than consolidate previous successes” Deputy Thai permanent representative to the UN Jakkrit Srivali said here Monday that his country would continue to do its part to combat the scourge of HIV/ AIDS. “We have come far in our struggle to overcome HIV/AIDS,” he said. “It has been a long and difficult road, …

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 …