Bangkok: The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that the number-one cause of HIV transmission was injections, followed by male and female prostitution respectively, according to the latest survey conducted on different groups of people, reports National News Bureau of Thailand.
There are approximately 10,000 new cases of HIV infections each year in Thailand with over 1.2 million HIV patients whose symptoms do not show, said the report in thainews.prd.go.th.
According to the Bureau of Epidemiology, under the Public Health Ministry, more than 1.2 million people in Thailand infected with the deadly HIV virus do not have symptoms of the disease; in other words, they do not know that they are carriers.
The bureau further revealed that Thailand sees around 10,000 new cases of HIV per year and only 250,000 patients are being treated for the disease.
Based on studies from 1984 to 2012, nearly 277,000 people contacted HIV during the period, 65% of whom were between the age of 30-44, and 85% of the total infections were caused by unprotected sex.