Many Burmese migrants work in the dock in Mahachai, Thailand. Many of them are poor and dream of one day returning home. But many of them also enjoy new freedoms that were taboo in their own country, including sexual experimentation and multiple partners.
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Two-thirds of HIV-infected mothers in Burma accessing healthcare but only 18 percent of total sufferers given antiretroviral treatment
Dec 3, 2009 (DVB), Medical negligence and lack of contraception in Burmese prisons are leading to high rates of HIV infection among inmates, a political prisoner support group has warned.[…]
Nov 26, 2009 (DVB), The number of new HIV infections in Asia has decreased by 15 percent since 2001, although concerns remain for HIV/AIDS awareness in Burma where the disease[…]
Aug 24, 2009 (DVB), A gay beauty contest is to be held at a top Rangoon hotel later this month to raise funds for HIV/AIDS education, according to sources from[…]
Apr 3, 2009 (DVB), A Burmese doctor has said that the country's leaders are ignoring the threat posed by HIV/AIDS in the hope that it will go away of its[…]
Feb 2, 2009 (DVB), Thirty HIV/AIDS patients from across Burma who had come to Rangoon to wait for medicine have been ordered to return home by local authorities without receiving[…]
Nov 26, 2008 (DVB), International humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres said yesterday that thousands of people are dying unnecessarily due to the lack of access to HIV/AIDS treatment in Burma.[…]
Jan 23, 2008 (DVB), A hospital in Rangoon that was providing free services to people living with HIV and AIDS has introduced charges for patients due to lack of funds.[…]
A group which supports some among Burma’s 210,000 HIV/AIDs sufferers, says large scale displacement has made it impossible to find the patients.
The Burmese Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Médecins San Frontières Holland, or AZG, on disease control, at Naypyidaw on Monday. Under the two-year agreement, both signatories[…]