to commemorate those who have fallen from AIDS is signed
at World AIDS Day held at Kad Suan Kaew.
Chiang Mai Mail
World AIDS Day was commemorated in Chiang Mai on December
1, 2010 at different locations around the city. Kad Suan Kaew hosted a dance
show, information booths and a banner for visitors to sign remembering those
who have died and celebrating those who carry on.
HUG Academy sent student performers and many NGO’s
including USAID were on hand with informative brochures. The show drew a
large crowd and the audience clearly enjoyed many of the performances.
While Thailand has seen great success in combating HIV/AIDS
the success has led to complaisance among youth and gay men, many no longer
perceiving it as deadly, reports say. The day, first established by UNAIDS
in 1989, is held every year to raise awareness, remember those who have died
and to celebrate the victories, such as increased care and access to drugs.