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  • THAILAND

    The return of a sexual scourge

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/05/2019

    » A 15-year-old girl is pregnant with twins. Her partner is also 15. Set aside the concern that the couple are too young to start a family, the teen mum also has syphilis.

  • LIFE

    HIV 101

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/09/2018

    » The issue of HIV infection is suddenly in the national spotlight once again, following recent reports of the death of a 22-year-old woman from Loei province whose father claimed she died of HIV complications. The father said his daughter along with three other friends contracted HIV after getting a tattoo in Bangkok's Klong Lot area in March.

  • THAILAND

    The measles minefield

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/06/2018

    » Thailand at first didn't seem to be much affected by the unprecedented outbreaks of measles reported earlier this year to have wrecked havoc in several European countries, especially Romania and Italy.

  • LIFE

    Worth the shot?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 14/11/2017

    » The much-awaited winter in Thailand, which officially began last month according to the Meteorological Department, brings with it not just a short-lasting cool breeze but also the spread of the influenza virus.

  • LIFE

    To be or not to be vaccinated

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/08/2017

    » Thailand celebrated last year when the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer was finally added to the National List of Essential Medicines after an ongoing push. Given its cost-effectiveness, the shot was approved to be administered for free during the pilot phase, which started on Aug 1 to 400,000 fifth-grade students nationwide -- an achievement for the government and health advocates, a boon for the public.

  • LIFE

    Say it with a condom

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/02/2016

    » Phatcharaphan Prachuablarb is the fruit of an unplanned teen pregnancy. Born to a mother who was only 18, he knows what it is like to grow up in a family not ready to raise a child.

  • LIFE

    The cost-effective shot

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/09/2015

    » Most people think of influenza as a seasonal sickness. But in Thailand, the severity of this common complaint is getting more aggravating each year.

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