Civic groups honored on World AIDS Day in Pattaya

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Volunteers hand out free condoms along the parade route.
Volunteers hand out free condoms along the parade route.

Civic groups were honored for their efforts to prevent the spread of the HIV virus while volunteers handed out condoms on World AIDS Day in Pattaya.
Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai opened the Dec. 1 event on Pattaya Beach at Central Road, presenting certificates to charity and volunteer organizations.
The World Health Organization has made Dec. 1 World AIDS Day and Thailand has used it to promote its campaign to eliminate new infections and deaths, plus eliminate the stigmatization and discrimination against HIV sufferers.
The fair included educational exhibits, free health screenings, games, dances and a comical play on how to correctly use a condom.
The finale of the event was the annual parade down Beach Road to Pattaya School No. 8 to raise AIDS awareness and promote safe sex by participants handing out pamphlets and condoms.

Civic groups were honored for their efforts to prevent the spread of the HIV virus.
Civic groups were honored for their efforts to prevent the spread of the HIV virus.
The annual parade down Beach Road to Pattaya School No. 8 was held to raise AIDS awareness and promote safe sex
The annual parade down Beach Road to Pattaya School No. 8 was held to raise AIDS awareness and promote safe sex
Parade participants promote the AIDS awareness message.
Parade participants promote the AIDS awareness message.
Some volunteers turned up in their homemade cosplay costumes.
Some volunteers turned up in their homemade cosplay costumes.
Hundreds of volunteers marched in the annual parade.
Hundreds of volunteers marched in the annual parade.