AIDS a Problem for Government Workers?
Here was a recent Breaking News article in the Bangkok Post:
Approximately 1.2 million Thais contracted Aids and the ratio of men to women with the disease was about two to one, according to the Public Health Ministry’s 24-year report from 1984 to September 2008.
Public Health spokesman Suphan Srithamma on Sunday said there were 337,989 accumulated patients and 92,111 of those, or about a quarter of the total, already died. 10,728, or about three per cent of the total, were government officials, and 9,043 of those were men. 90 per cent of the patients contracted the disease through sexual intercourse. 63.8 per cent of the government officials with AIDS were between 30 and 44 years old. 61 per cent were already married, and 1,622 patients lived in Bangkok. Many others resided in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nonthaburi and Chon Buri provinces.
What I found interesting was the fact that 9,043 of the 10,728 government officials with AIDS were men. That’s close to 85% which means a lot of government officials must be paying visits to massage parlors and brothels.