World Aids Day yesterday was greeted with concern by health officials over the rising number of infections among men who have sex with men (MSM).
A terminally ill patient rests at the Wat Prabat Nampu hospice at Lop Buri, the largest of its kind in Thailand, providing care for Aids patients including those in the final stage. Two Thais are infected with HIV every hour, the Thai Red Cross Society said on Saturday. (Reuters photo)
The HIV infection rate among MSMs has increased 11% between 1987 and 2011 and is continuing to rise, Narong Sahamethapat, permanent secretary for public health, said Saturday.
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