Impact of Thailand's HIV-control programme as indicated by the decline of sexually transmitted diseases.
The Thai government began an HIV-control programme in 1989.
The programme had the following parts :
the government bought and distributed sufficient condoms to protect much of the commercial sex in the country ;
sanctions were brought against commercial sex establishments where condoms were not used consistently ;
and a media campaign bluntly advised men to use condoms with prostitutes.
Between 1989 and 1993 the use of condoms in commercial sex in Thailand increased from 14 to 94%, according to surveys of prostitutes, and the number of cases of the five major sexually transmitted diseases declined by 79% in men.
We estimate that sex acts with prostitutes where there was a risk of HIV transmission declined from about 2.6% in June, 1989, to about 1.6% in June, 1993.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunopathologie, Prévention, Homme, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunodéficit, Programme contrôle, Sexualité, Thaïlande, Asie, Prostitution
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Immunopathology, Prevention, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immune deficiency, Checking program, Sexuality, Thailand, Asia, Prostitution
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0616259
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.