Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

HIV / AIDS Treatment Center

In March, 2006, we visited a world famous treatment center for AIDS patients near Lop Buri, Thailand. Ashley Judd and Miss Universe had just visited the site before we got there. In Thailand, although the HIV incidence is extremely high, AIDS victims are shunned. This is one of the few places that offer refuge and hope for the victims. Last January, 8 people died and 14 people got well enough to resume their lives. Thailand manufactures its own retro-virus medicine (despite President Bush's threat to place an embargo on Thai products). The site is run by a priest who is from New York. Carol and I thanked the priest for dedicating his life to helping people in Thailand. This picture is just a small section of the sprawling compound.



At 10:10 AM, Blogger ALTA said...

Looks and sounds like a neat place.


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