Reducing girls' vulnerability to HIV/AIDS: the Thai approach

Case Studies & Research
55 p.
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Réduire la vulnérabilité des filles au VIH/SIDA : L'approche thaïlandaise

In Thailand, too many girls find themselves at an early age in the sex industry Young girls are thought to be "safe" and uninfected with HIV, but the risk of infection to them and their clients is very high. This UNAIDS Best Practice Case Study describes some of the responses to that problem, focusing on changing attitudes of girls and their parents to the sex industry, and on providing a means for girls to avoid becoming sex workers through improved education and career opportunities. The approach described is also an example of an AIDS response that takes account of regional and demographic differences in the nature and scope of the problem in the search for solutions.

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