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We strive to be a leader in research and innovation concerning prevention of HIV and other health priorities, based on equity and community partnership, in order to advocate for the health-for-all policy changes.


  • Conduct research and innovation concerning prevention of HIV and other health priorities.
  • Strengthen the capacity of community health workers and foster partnership with other health sector entities.
  • Be the center of education and research on HIV.
  • Promote and advocate evidence-based policy change.



The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre began operating in 1989.


TRCARC initiated the notable Princess Soamsawali’s public donation program to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) which later influenced national policy to implement similar efforts throughout the country.


With the support from Columbia University,PREVENTION was established to expand the PMTCT effort and joined the global MTCT-Plus project. The program aims to provide ongoing antiretroviral treatment, nutritional support, psychosocial services and patient education to HIV-infected families by multidisciplinary care team. MTCT-Plus is the first program in Thailand to include social workers and volunteers in the health care working team.


With funding from AusAID Australian HIV/AIDS Partnerships Initiative (AHAPI) grant, PREVENTION initiated TACHIN (Thailand-Australia Collaboration in HIV Nutrition) project in collaboration with the Albion Street Centre in Australia and the Institute of Nutrition at Mahidol University to enhance the care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Thailand by integrating nutrition interventions in comprehensive HIV treatment, care and support.


PREVENTION later extended the project to Laos-TACHIN or the Lao-Thai-Australia Collaboration in HIV Nutrition to improve the health and quality of life of people living with HIV in Champasak Province, Lao PDR.

With the resurgence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Thailand, PREVENTION used funding from amfAR’s MSM Initiative to set up Men’s Health Clinic to provide specific services to MSM. The clinic provides STI services and anal Pap smear, as well as high-resolution anoscopy, to screen for anal precancers.


With the strong believe in ‘treatment as prevention’ , PREVENTION initiated the Test & Treat study for MSM and transgender women in partnership with the Department of Disease Control, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, to demonstrate the feasibility of this strategy. We secured funding from both national and international groups, such as the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, the National Health Security Office, the World Health Organization, the Dutch AIDS Fonds and amfAR.


MAY Though the original Test & Treat project was a success, the average CD4 counts was still low. PREVENTION later launched a larger project ‘Community-led Test & Treat’ with support from USAID through LINKAGES, FHI 360. The project aims to establish the Key Population Community-Led Health Services (KP-CLHS) model which provides a comprehensive platform for the reach-recruit-test-treat/prevent-retain HIV cascade led and run by community health workers in Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang Mai and Songkhla.

OCTOBER The National Guidelines on HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention recommended PrEP as an additional HIV prevention method for people at risk.


Based on the lesson learned from the Community-led Test & Treat project, we saw a need for HIV and other health-related program specifically for transgender community. Dr. Frits van Griensven initiated a conver sation with USAID to start up Tangerine Community Health Center.

Our Partners

Our partners are taking the lead in reaching out to those most affected by HIV and providing them with health services, treatment and supports. They are crucial to our work in responding to HIV/AIDS epidemics and implementing life changing health–for–all policy changes.