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What is UNAIDS?
UNAIDS in Thailand
Five priority policy messages for Thailand
Current Activities
What is AIDS?
Country Situation Analysis
Conference General Information
Theme: Access for all
UNAIDS engagement at the conference
Logistical Note
Schedule at a Glance
Conference Venue
Ministry of Public Health
  • What is AIDS?


- AIDS stands for acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome
- AIDS is pattern of devastating infections caused by HIV
- HIV stands for human immuno-deficiency virus
- HIV attacks and destroys certain white blood cells that are essential to the body’s immune system
- When HIV attacks a cell, it may be inactive for years
- Most HIV infected persons are still healthy and can live for year with no symptoms or major illness
- Person who are HIV-positive are both infected and infectious for life. Even if they look and feel health, they can transmit the virus to others
- After a period of time, the HIV virus becomes activated, weakens the immune system, and makes the person vulnerable to serious infections such as TB

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in Thailand.
12th Floor, United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Tel.(662)228-1203, Fax(662)208-1414