Katoey in Thailand: HIV / AIDS and life opportunities.

Jenkins C; Pramoj na Ayutthaya P; Hunter A
Washington, D.C., Futures Group, POLICY Project, 2005 Nov. 31 p. (USAID Contract No. HRN-C-00-00-00006-00)

This qualitative study was conducted to document the conditions under which katoey in Thailand are able to access prevention and treatment services for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), and STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Recognizing that HIV often spreads at greater rates among the most marginalized and disadvantaged subpopulations in a society, and that katoey in Thailand have rarely been the target of specific HIV prevention programs, the aim of this study was to explore through qualitative research how different katoey in different occupations and areas of the country cope with the threat of HIV/AIDS. (excerpt)

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