Despite past success in reducing its spread, HIV remains a cause for concern in Thailand. There have been warning signs of a new wave of infections; and the virus continues to spread among certain vulnerable groups, particularly men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgendered people (TG).

Our Goals

The work of UNDP Thailand in HIV focuses on three priorities: promoting broad-based policy dialogue and analysis, to contribute to a truly multi-sectoral and rights-based response to HIV and AIDS priorities into national, provincial and local strategic development planning. Capacity building, focused on the provincial and local levels to foster a more inclusive, rights-based, gender-sensitive response to HIV, with a special focus on internally mobile populations and their home communities. Fighting stigma and discrimination by supporting efforts to promote the respect and protection of the human rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.

Developing National Guidelines for MSM/TG

UNDP works with the Royal Thai Government on a proposed national HIV prevention guideline for key affected populations in Thailand.more

Our Stories

  • UNDP Thailand/Mark S. Cogan | Joining the Royal Thai Police in signing the partnership today were Mr. Luc Stevens, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Supatra Nacapiew, Director of the Foundation for AIDS Rights, and Director-General Pitthaya Jinawat, Department of Rights and Liberty Protection, Ministry of Justice.

    Joint partnership means 10,000 police will receive HIV stigma prevention education

    BANGKOK – As many as 10,000 junior Thai police officers per year will soon receive education on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination due to a new partnershipmore

  • UNDP Thailand/Mark S. Cogan

    UNDP Thailand holds training to draft national guidelines for HIV Prevention
    HIV Training

    Thailand just got one step closer to better HIV prevention among two key affected groups. UNDP in Thailand hosted a week-long training at the Montien Hotel in Bangkok on 23-27 April for government and national partners in an effort to draft national guidelines for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender (TG) people. more

Projects and Initiatives


Stigma and Discrimination Prevention and AIDS Rights Protection

UNDP works with other partners and stakeholders in creating and strengthening mechanisms and systems to ensure access to justice and enable an environment in which stigma and discrimination would be no longer a barrier to block HIV prevention and care services. It aims to contribute to the joint programme outcome of enabling environment with better attitudes, policy and practices toward HIV/AIDS and human rights as well as stigma and discrimination. more

HIV Prevention Guidelines

Developing National HIV Prevention Guidelines Among MSM and TG

The HIV prevalence among men having sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) remains at a crisis level in the country, the highest reported in Bangkok at 31.1 % among MSM and 16.7% in 2010 and the highest among all key affected populations. TGs and MSM in urban areas of Thailand today are said to be twenty times more likely to be living with HIV than people in the general Thai population. more

Building Strength on Strength: Lessons from Community Responses to HIV in Northern Thailand
Building Strength on Strength

This publication is the product of a joint partnership of the Faculty of Nursing of Chiang Mai University, the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand. The preparation of this publication brought together key eminent experts, government officials, academics, NGOs and people living with or affected by HIV in a long process of consultations and dialogues.