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  1. Thailand national operational plan accelerating ending AIDS, 2015-2019

    This Operational Plan has four key components. Section 1 is the Core Plan, which lays out the background and rationale to Thailand’s efforts to End AIDS and outlines key operational objectives and strategic interventions. It sets out key targets and approaches, including how innovation and efficiency will be achieved while delivering high coverage services in a gender sensitive and human rights based framework. Section 2 lays out the approach to costing Ending AIDS in Thailand. …

  2. National strategic information and monitoring and evaluation plan for HIV/AIDS: Thailand, 2012 to 2016

    The purpose of strategic information (SI) is to increase the availability and accessibility of high quality essential data to guide program planning and investment for an effective HIV/AIDS response. The plan measures progress towards achieving national goals and objectives - including Thailand’s commitment to reaching “the three zeros’ of zero new infections, zero AIDS deaths, and zero discrimination - in an effective, efficient and timely manner. …

  3. ASEAN good practices and new initiatives in HIV and AIDS

    This publication provides an overview of good practices, innovations, and other cross-cutting themes in HIV and AIDS for ASEAN countries.

  4. Building Strength on Strength: Lessons from Communiity Responses to HIV in Northern Thailand

    The purpose of this publication is to share some of Thailand’s experiences and lessons learned in its response to HIV with other developing countries and development partners within the region and beyond. Thailand is one of the very first countries to have achieved the Sixth Millennium Development Goal target to reverse the spread of HIV by 2015 well in advance of the target date. …

  5. Promoting Health-Seeking Behaviours and Quality of Care among Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women: Evidence from 5 Provinces in Thailand

    The study was commissioned by UNESCO Bangkok and aims to increase understanding about the health-seeking behavior of MSM/TG women in Thailand, including perceptions of illness, sources of information on sexual health, types of health services accessed, and constraints and obstacles in accessing healthcare; and to evaluate whether existing sexual health services meet the needs of MSM and TG women in the current Thai context, and develop recommendations for community groups/organizations, policy-makers (in light of Thailand’s revised National AIDS strategy), health service providers and developi …

  6. National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for HIV Prevention Targeting Most-At-Risk Populations and Migrant Workers, 2010-2011, Thailand

    The National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for HIV Prevention Targeting Most-At-Risk Populations and Migrant Workers provides a unified and harmonized monitoring and evaluation system for Thailand. It follows the principle of the Three Ones: one agreed HIV/AIDS action framework that provides the basis for coordinating the work of all partners; one national AIDS coordinating authority, with a broad based multi-sector mandate; and one agreed HIV country-level monitoring and evaluation system. …

  7. Methodology and implementation manual for six cities scanning initiative for scale-up of HIV responses to MSM and TG persons

    This Six Cities Scanning Initiative Implementation Guide describes the methodology for inquiry and analysis used in a Six Cities Scanning Initiative undertaken by UNDP in the Asia Pacific region in 2010. This Guide provides the tools used in this participatory, appreciative inquiry-based project that aimed to describe promising HIV projects and activities targeting men who have sex with men and transgender people in mega-cities across Asia and the Pacific.

  8. Toward Universal Access: Examples of municipal HIV programming for men who have sex with men and transgender people is six Asian cities

    This report analyzes current city-level responses in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu to highlight innovate responses and underlines that city-based responses will have a critical impact on tackling HIV among MSM and transgender persons. The study also confirms that progress continues to be hampered by the existence of restrictive legal environment and policies, selective enforcement practices and the lack of local coordination between health, law enforcement officials and community based organizations. …

  9. Asia Regional Consultation on MSM HIV Care and Support

    This document is an outcome of a process to establish a regional framework defining the key elements of a comprehensive response to HIV among MSM and transgender persons (TGs) in the Asia Pacific Region. Along with UNDP and USAID, this regional process has been supported by WHO, UNESCO, UNAIDS, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and Family Health International. It has involved government sector and community representatives from over 20 countries.

  10. Evolution of Thailand's strategy to cope with the HIV/AIDS epidemic

    Evolution of Thailand's strategy to cope with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. HIV/AIDS has led to incalculable human suffering and social disruption, as well as huge economic costs. By acknowledging the problem early and creating a comprehensive strategy, Thailand has become the first country in the developing world where declines in HIV prevalence are seen nationally and the HIV epidemic has been successfully controlled through a prevention strategy. The multifaceted approach to prevent the spread of HIV and care for those who are affected is the focus of this article. …

  11. The Asian Epidemic Model (AEM). Projections for HIV/AIDS In Thailand: 2005-2025

    This publication updates projections prepared in 2000 and adds two new components, MSM and ART. Projections are based on the assumption that risk behaviors and STI rates remain unchanged from 2005 onward. The 2005-25 projections show a slow decline in number of new infections and a shift in the dominant modes of HIV transmission. They also indicate the need for the Thai government to make a long-term commitment to provide ART to a large and growing number of people. Effective prevention interventions, keeping the costs of ART low, and improved adherence are also needed. …

  12. Migration and HIV/AIDS in Thailand: Triangulation of Biological, Behavioral and Programmatic Response Data in Selected Provinces

    Thailand has been a hub for migration in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, particularly for labor migrants from the three neighboring countries namely Myanmar, Cambodia, and Lao PDR. It is estimated that over two million migrants are living and working in Thailand, in addition to some 150,000 displaced persons and asylum seekers who seek refuge in nine temporary shelters along the border. …

  13. The era of ARV (anti-retroviral) in the generalised HIV epidemic in Thailand: Research approaches

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the sexual behavior of Thais. It draws primarily upon the 2006 National Sexual Behavioral Survey, which is a nationally representative survey of Thai adults. The emphasis of individual chapters is on risk behaviors, with the chapters analyzing risk behaviors in relation to HIV policy and programs. The book also provides a welcome addition to the literature on HIV policy and programs at an opportune time. …

  14. Build it and they will come. Lessons from the Northern Economic Corridor: Migrating HIV and other diseases

    This report examines the impact on the local people of an important infrastructure project in northwest Lao - the upgrade of Route 3, which forms part of the northern economic corridor linking Thailand with China. The report also outlines the implications for future HIV mitigation programs, and recommends ways to ensure that future programs maximize the good that infrastructure development brings and minimize negative impacts.

  15. The ABCs and beyond: developing and operations research agenda on comprehensive behavior change approaches for HIV prevention. Report from a technical meeting

    A report of a one-day Technical Meeting organized by the HORIZONS Program in April 2003 with the main objective to develop and set priorities for an operations research agenda on outstanding questions about effective behaviour change strategies for HIV risk reduction, particularly those that focus on what have been called the "ABC" behaviours: Abstinence or delayed sexual initiation, Be faithful/reducing number of partners, and Condom.

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