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Thailand: One hospital for HIV positive prisoners

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:282

Efforts to control the spread of viral diseases among prison populations in Thailand are centralised at a special 300 bed hospital at the main jail in Bangkok. The hospital, built at Klong Praem Prison on the outskirts of the Thai capital in the mid-1970s, now takes all HIV positive convicts from jails around the country as well as otherseriously ill prisoners. Thailand has an estimated jail population of 100 000.

A special unit adjacent to the main hospital, which was built more recently and was intended for the strict segregation of all …

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