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Mechai warns of new HIV/Aids crisis

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Thailand’s most prominent HIV/Aids awareness campaigner has warned that the kingdom faces a new crisis from the deadly human immunodeficiency virus. 

The United Nations has credited Mechai Viravaidya’s campaign with bringing about a 90% decline in new HIV infections over 12 years from 1991, which the World Bank estimated saved 7.7 million lives.

"The government has fallen asleep at the wheel," on raising HIV/Aids awareness, according to Mechai Viravaidya. The man known as "Mr Condom" says Thailand faces a new crisis from the infection. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

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