Massage parlor workers given free HIV tests

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Pattaya’s Public Health Department offered free HIV tests on Soi Honey.
Pattaya’s Public Health Department offered free HIV tests on Soi Honey.

Pattaya’s Public Health Department offered free HIV tests on a city packed with massage parlors.

Nurse Anya Jantrakard led the team that set up July 3. Technicians drew blood from volunteers and sent it for testing for HIV and AIDS.

Staffers also counseled the women working in the massage parlors about sexually-transmitted diseases, safe sex, condom use and AIDS prevention.

The Public Health Department provides HIV and syphilis testing twice a year as part of the city’s effort to control the spread of AIDS and other STDs.