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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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Thailand

Thailand

Chapter:
(p.348) Chapter 23 Thailand
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The HIV Pandemic
Author(s):

Viroj Tangcharoensathien

Wiput Phoolcharoen

Sombat Thanprasertsuk

Chutima Suraratdecha

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0023

This chapter reviews Thailand's response to its HIV epidemic. The Thai experience has provided several lessons on how the health system and health policy need to respond to the dynamic of HIV epidemics. The country's capacity to collect, analyse, and disseminate information and translate this information into policy and programme design, as well as the skill and capacity to influence policy-makers, has been a major factor in any effective health policy response to HIV.

Keywords:   health policy, HIV epidemic, information, policy design, HIV infection

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