Courage in the Face of Death: The Thai Drug Users’ Network

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Background  
Thailand enjoys an international reputation as a “best practice” model in the fight against AIDS principally because of its “100 percent condom” campaign in the 1990s. This campaign engaged sex workers with the clear recognition that they were part of the solution to a growing AIDS epidemic. Drug users have not enjoyed the same recognition in Thailand.

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