Bangkok Observes World AIDS Day

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Bangkok marked World AIDS Day with an event in that city’s Lumpini Park which featured a Condom Fashion Show and a symbolic record setting event for the World’s Longest Condom chain, a ribbon of 25,000 condoms:

“Thailand has long been considered a model in the fight against AIDS and has made great gains in reducing the number of new infections through strongly promoting condom use among prostitutes in Thailand’s rampant sex industry. But officials warn that the epidemic has started to shift, with HIV cases rising among male homosexuals, young people having casual sex, injecting drug users, and monogamous housewives whose husbands bring the disease home. The agency UNAIDS estimates some 570,000 people are living with the virus in Thailand, about a third of them women.”

Photos above are from a flickr photodiary on the event by Bangkok Diary.