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Thailand announces its stance to end the problem of “AIDS” in 2030. No infection, no death, no stigma.

According to the United Nations AIDS Program report in 2020, there are 37.7 million cumulative cases worldwide, 1.5 million new cases and 680,000 deaths. There are 490,000 people, 5,800 new cases and 11,200 deaths. Thailand has shown its intent to end the AIDS problem. The main goal is “Non-Stick, Never Die, No Stigma”.

Attitudes towards HIV/AIDS survey data HIV In 2019, it was found that Thai people still have a discriminatory attitude towards infected people as high as 26.7% from families, workplaces, schools and health care facilities. Therefore, cooperation and understanding of all parties at the individual, organizational and social levels is necessary, leading to friendly and equal access to health services. This is in line with this year’s World AIDS Day slogan: End inequality. End AIDS: End inequality. End AIDS. End pandemics.

  • Benefits for people living with HIV and AIDS patients

under the “National Health Security Fund” or “Gold Card” have to follow “National Strategy on Ending AIDS Problems 2017-2030”, in 2005, included benefits for caring for people with HIV and AIDS. ready to allocate the budget to support This enables people living with HIV and AIDS across the country to have access to comprehensive and comprehensive treatment and essential health services. Reduce disparities in access to treatment leading to a reduction in morbidity and mortality from AIDS

  • Patients receiving antiviral drugs, gold patent, 2.8 hundred thousand people

information from National Health Security Office or NHSO. It states that the budget for caring for HIV infected and AIDS patients in fiscal year 2021 has been allocated an increase of 3,676.35 million baht, an increase of more than 332 million baht from fiscal year 2020 received 3,343.53 million baht.

From the service information for people living with HIV, AIDS patients. In the national health insurance system, fiscal year 2021, there are people living with HIV and AIDS who know their HIV status. 305,493 people were enrolled in the HIV/AIDS Service System (NAP), of which 289,116 were receiving antiretroviral care, or 94.63%.

Dr. Jadet Thammathatchaaree, Secretary-General of the National Health Security Office (NHSO) revealed that from the report there is interesting information It found that 204,504 people, or 81%, of those who took antiretrovirals were able to suppress the virus. Of these, 194,611, or 77%, of those who had no virus detected in their blood, this is a trend. that can lead to an end to the AIDS problem

  • Increase access to treatment services

Throughout 17 years of caring for AIDS and HIV patients gold card fund Has continuously evolved to include and access to essential services. Recently, in 2021, screening and confirmation services for hepatitis C have been added to those at risk, including those with HIV. Allows treatment with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir combination. (Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir) reduces the risk of liver cancer. and increase service fees to promote hemodialysis service units to provide hemodialysis services to chronic renal failure patients who are HIV-positive. that helps to fill the gap in the case of patients being charged additional services that hinder access to treatment

  • various benefits

The benefits in caring for people living with HIV and AIDS That has been packaged and developed continuously over the past 17 years include a proactive service to find people at risk of HIV infection. ,Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT)

HIV antiretroviral therapy services and for the prevention of HIV infection both before and after exposure (Pre-Post Exposure Prophylaxis: PrEP,PEP) in the case of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (resulting in 2016, Thailand received World Health Organization (WHO) accreditation as the first country in the Asia-Pacific region. and is the second country in the world to successfully end the transmission of HIV from mother to child.)

Clinical follow-up autopsy services such as CD4 testing, viral load, drug resistance, and condom support to prevent and reduce the transmission of HIV are all part of this goal. To end inequality, end AIDS

  • Declare the position on the world stage End Sustainable AIDS

On December 2, 64, Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health (MOPH) spoke at the event. World AIDS DAY conference, World AIDS DAY virtual conference, stated that HIV or AIDS It is a major public health problem that affects the society, economy and national development of many countries around the world. World Health Organization Therefore, it is set on December 1 of every year. is world aids day To raise awareness of the importance of AIDS prevention as well as promoting acceptance and concern for the sick or infected

General Prayut Chan-o-cha Prime Minister In a statement to the High-level Conference on HIV and AIDS at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, Thailand is committed to accelerating action on AIDS in the following areas:

1. Development of innovative diagnostic tests and expanding a comprehensive and friendly service in the main target groups especially youth groups

2. Eliminating inequality, stigma and discrimination

3. Encourage social participation in formulating, implementing, developing policies and providing services at all levels. to meet and respond to the real needs of society which is the heart of dealing with the AIDS problem

Thailand is ready to join the endorsement of the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS this year and next year Thailand will serve as the Chair of the United Nations AIDS Program Executive Committee. It will cooperate with all countries in promoting and supporting the implementation of the AIDS Strategy 2021 and the new Declaration. To lead to a sustainable end of the problem by 2030

For this World AIDS Day academic conference In addition to exchanging knowledge Listen to the opinions of network partners involved in the implementation of HIV/AIDS solutions in Thailand. Strategies are also being considered to close operational gaps in key areas still plaguing the country, such as the prevention of HIV among adolescents and young adults. Expanding HIV service packages to increase access to client-centered blended services Providing services by initiating antiretroviral therapy within the day the test results are known or as soon as possible Providing care through remote and ongoing care systems Integrating HIV and Tuberculosis Services sexually transmitted disease and viral hepatitis, etc.

  • Thailand is the chairman of UNAIDS to lead the world community to eliminate AIDS.

On December 1st, Mr. Anutin and the delegation had a meeting with Mr. Tim Martino, Deputy Executive Director. The United Nations AIDS Program (UNAIDS) and the team at the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations in Geneva, Swiss Confederation. Key position in UNAIDS’s drive to eradicate AIDS This is also an epidemic that creates many public health problems around the world. especially in developing countries

  • pushing for the management of AIDS

Mr. Anutin revealed that in 2022, Thailand will push forward the integrated management of the AIDS problem. through the cooperation of all sectors including focusing on the prevention and comprehensive treatment of AIDS among youth and will eradicate stigma and discrimination.

The appointment of UNAIDS committee chairman next year is the perfect timing. And Thailand is ready to lead the international community together in eliminating the disease completely by 2030 by giving importance to all dimensions related to the issue of AIDS. especially the elimination of stigma and discrimination. and the problem of inequality

“Despite the great progress in the treatment and prevention of AIDS, But around the world, the main challenge lies in inequality. inequality in access to health services, medicines between genders, economic status and age groups of people at home and abroad.”

“However Young people will be the cornerstone of the fight against AIDS. but also found that girls and women Many young people are not well cared for. due to self-stigmatization social stigma and discrimination The world has to listen to the voice of the new generation. The power of young people living with HIV to be the main driving force for change Creating a universal health insurance system that leaves no one behind will be the cornerstone of caring for all groups of people.”

  • Global AIDS Strategy

Deputy Prime Minister said covid-19 pandemic It has created barriers to caring for HIV patients. which these things need urgent rehabilitation along with having a flexible health insurance system ready to meet future health challenges by the World AIDS Strategy 2021-2026 must be effectively transformed into action. Adequate HIV-AIDS

“I call on the international community Courage to eradicate social inequality That puts certain people at higher risk of contracting HIV. and return to a way to end AIDS by 2030.” Deputy Prime Minister said

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