60 trained to care for HIV-positive neighbors

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Sixty Pattaya village health volunteers attended a city hall seminar to learn how to better care for people stricken with HIV and AIDS.



Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai opened the Feb. 4 training for volunteers from Pattaya’s 42 communities.

Training emphasized Pattaya’s campaign to reduce risky sexual behavior, increase disease control and promote free blood tests for people in at-risk groups.

Nurse Naanya Jantrakard explained the Pattaya Public Health Department’s goals and procedures to reduce infection in new patients, quickly treat those who are infected with antiviral drugs and reduce the stigma HIV-positive people face in society.