oa South African Family Practice - The 15th International HIV / AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 2004 - "Uniting the World against HIV / AIDS "



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(7) 34 World Congress Report In many respects, the location of the 2004 conference - exotic Bangkok - appeared to be almost antithetical to hopes of containment of the HIV / AIDS pandemic. At the same time, the paradox was also poignantly reflective of the myriad complexities underlying this illusive viral syndrome. The dichotomy inherent in the widespread practice of Buddhism contrasted with cabaret bars and massage parlours that make Bangkok a world- renowned sexual tourism destination was striking. There was a sharp realization at this conference that the traditional ABC prevention programs advocated by the United ..


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