Thailand

A snapshot of PrEP scale-up, registration and resources for Thailand.

  • 6,800-7,300
    Estimated Number of Current PrEP Users

    Aggregates numbers reported from demonstration projects, PEPFAR dashboard and program/country reports where available. This is presented as a range due to difficulty in tracking precise numbers and possible double reporting.

  • 750
    National Health System Targets

    National targets put forward by governments may be aspirational and/or indicative of estimated need; or they may be low or nonexistent if PrEP is solely available via demonstration projects. In some instances, national targets may not include targets from all planned and ongoing PrEP demonstration projects. For these reasons, a calculation of current PrEP users as a percentage of this target will not necessarily reflect accurate progress in PrEP initiations at the country level.

  • 605
    PEPFAR PrEP Target in COP 2018

    Targets are set by PEPFAR country teams on an annual basis. Targets do not indicate funding is available for PrEP.

Data Updated: December 31, 2018

Drug Registration Status

  • Gilead's Truvada (TDF/FTC) registration
    Approved
  • Generic versions of TDF/FTC for prevention
    Approved

Types of Delivery Projects

  • Demonstration projects — which road-test the use of new options in real-world settings—not in a trial site. They have a formal evaluation component that is designed to address specific elements of introduction such as infrastructure needs and ways individuals can integrate it into daily activities.
  • Large-scale implementation initiative — funded/implementer involvement and investment in some or all steps related to comprehensive introduction that may or may not use government clinics as the primary service delivery point – e.g., Kenya’s Jilinde program.
  • National level — PrEP availability in government clinics.
  • Open-label extension

Research, Demonstration and Implementation Projects

Policy Framework

Funding

  • NIAID
  • USAID
  • PEPFAR
  • UNITAID
  • Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
  • Princess Soamsawali Fund for HIV Prevention
  • FHI 360
  • Research Institute for Health Sciences

Resources for Thailand

  • Adam’s Love – Thailand’s Official MSM Website is a hub for comprehensive information, entertainment, expert advise and online counseling for MSM in Thailand and across the globe.
  • Purchase-PrEP.com – A multi-national collaboration that provides access options by mail order to PrEP medicines to people in a number of countries.
  • Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand – a community-based organization providing PrEP to MSM and transgender individuals in Bangkok.
  • APCOM is a coalition governments, United Nations agencies, non-profit organisations and community based organisations from Asia and the Pacific, working together to address HIV issues that affect the lives of men who have sex with men and transgender people.
  • Pulse Bangkok – an informational website developed by Pulse Clinic, providing patients and the public with access to PrEP facts, news, and information on how to access PrEP in Thailand and abroad.
  • APCOM is a coalition governments, United Nations agencies, non-profit organisations and community based organisations from Asia and the Pacific, working together to address HIV issues that affect the lives of men who have sex with men and transgender people. Click here to access PrEPMAP, their new guide to accessing PrEP in the region.
  • A Framework for Scaling Up PrEP can help implementers, government, and advocates begin planning for and implementing PrEP programs.
  • Click here for the latest information from the Thailand Ministry of Public Health.
  • The National Community Advisory Board – focused on biomedical HIV prevention research, has been actively pushing for PrEP introduction, especially following positive efficacy trial results of iPrEx and BTS—two randomized-controlled studies that had sites in Thailand.
  • Dr. Nittaya Phanuphak has created a comprehensive presentation on PrEP Implementation in Thailand, mapping the progress that has been made, key projects, and the number of PrEP users through June 2017.