The Impact of HIV on Children in Thailand

by Tim Brown and Werasit Sittitrai with contributions from Stasia Obremskey, Sheldon Shaeffer, Usa Thisyakorn, James Mielke, Sasathorn Chaiyapet, Kamolset Kengkarnrua, Mbakata Putu, and Patrocia Morgan

Program on AIDS, Thai Red Cross Society, Research Report, No. 16

Publisher: Bangkok: Program on AIDS, Thai Red Cross Society with funding from Save the Children (UK)
Publication Date: June 1995
Binding: paper


In less than 10 years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Thailand has grown from a handful of infections to a major public health threat. Over the next decade, HIV will affect millions of Thai children, either through their own infection or through the illness and death of their parents. This report looks at the current situation, estimates the magnitude of the problems to come, and suggests programs and policies for protecting Thai children and alleviating the impact of HIV/AIDS.