This report was researched and written by staff members from the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program and Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. Jonathan Cohen, researcher with the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program, is the reports principal author. The report was reviewed by Joanne Csete, director of the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program; Brad Adams, executive director of the Asia Division; James Ross, senior legal adviser; and Widney Brown, program director of Human Rights Watch. Jennifer Nagle, Andrea Holley, and Fitzroy Hepkins provided production assistance.
A number of experts and nongovernmental organizations in Thailand and elsewhere assisted with this research. Human Rights Watch gratefully acknowledges the Thai Drug Users Network for its invaluable assistance and courageous work. Care Thailand (Raks Thai Foundation) coordinated our work in Samut Prakhan. Dr. Jaroon Jittiwootikarn provided invaluable assistance in Chiang Mai.
We extend sincere thanks to everyone who agreed to be interviewed for this report, and regret that we cannot mention all of them by name.