Access to treatment and care associated with HIV infection among members of AIDS support groups in Thailand

Mark VanLandingham, W. Im-Em, F. Yokota

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To examine the types and distributions of treatment received among persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) in Thailand, we analyzed data collected during 2000 from 412 members of PLWHA support organizations in Bangkok and three upcountry northern provinces. Most (74%) of the respondents report ever receiving modern medical care for their HIV-related symptoms; 31% report ever using herbal treatments. Small proportions of those experiencing severe symptoms related to activity limitations report treatments with anti-retroviral medication, treatment for opportunistic infections or treatment for pain. Multivariate analysis suggests that the government's health card system plays an important role in keeping treatment costs down for PLWHAs and their families, that being open about one's HIV status to one's community is positively associated with receiving modern treatment for HIV-related ailments, that being female is negatively associated with receiving modern treatment and that living upcountry (as opposed to living in Bangkok) is associated with using herbal remedies. Policy implications of the findings are discussed.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)637-646
ページ数10
ジャーナルAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
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出版ステータス出版済み - 10 1 2006
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 社会心理学
  • 健康(社会科学)
  • 公衆衛生学、環境および労働衛生

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