Thailand: HIV Workers from across Asia Explore Innovative Use of Social and Digital Media to Combat HIV

Reducing rising rates of HIV transmission among Asian gay men through the innovative use of digital communications is the focus of a special event which opened today in Bangkok.

Connecting Asia is a three-day regional consultation – the first event of its kind in Asia – that will help over 150 HIV and community health workers from 22 countries across the region improve how they use information and communication technologies (ICT) to get gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) to connect with HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

“Social networking and social media are opening doors to inclusiveness like never before,” said U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, who gave the opening address at the event. “The Internet allows for more voices to be heard, more perspectives to be shared, and more effective solutions to be reached.  Social media platforms offer innovative new tools to help hasten an end to AIDS.” Read more via APCOM