15 Feb '11, 2am

By @karmanomad for Straits Times blog: Michel Sidibe on prejudice and discrimination in fight against #HIV #Thailand

By @karmanomad for Straits Times blog: Michel Sidibe on prejudice and discrimination in fight against #HIV #Thailand

I asked Sidibé, what his mission is in Thailand, and what his challenges are globally, in terms of his vision of 'zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero deaths from HIV.' 'First of all, Thailand is a successful country...we have been able to demonstrate in Thailand that we can virtually eliminate transmission from mother to child,' he said above the din of the crowd and the music. 'They are not having any more babies born with HIV. They have managed to reach universal access on treatment.' 'But prevention remains a major problem, particularly prevention among sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), drug users and illegal migrants.' 'This visit is to push up the prevention agenda, to make sure the government can invest more resources in the revolution in prevention I am calling for.' 'We are seeing a growing epidemic among MSM, and among sex workers - not i...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/2/15/michel-sidibe-s-f...

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