HIV/AIDS and other STIs Prevention and Care

Another serious health issue in these communities is HIV/AIDS and other STIs. In response, Pattanarak organizes group sessions to provide information about prevention measures to migrant workers. We also provide free condoms to promote safe sex behavior. In addition, Pattanarak has set up a referral mechanism for migrants to receive Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) for HIV/AIDS and to receive checks and treatment for STIs. Pattanarak also offers trainings to promote empowerment of migrants, and forms partnerships with the government and with local organizations to encourage the open and accepting provision of health services to migrant workers.