Silom Community Clinic, Thailand

  • The Silom Community Clinic clinical research site is a collaboration of the Thai Ministry of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is located in Bangkok, a city with an incidence of HIV of about 6%.
  • This site works closely with the MSM community, injection drug use (IDU) community, other research institutions, and the government to enroll participants into HIV prevention trials. For example, this site conducts the Bankgok MSM Cohort study, a longitudinal (3-5 year) cohort study that began in 2006.  Of the 1,744 MSM enrolled, 22% have HIV, with an HIV incidence rate of 6 per 100 person years.
  • This site also conducts studies from the HIV prevention strategies (HPTN) network
  • The Silom Community Clinic is a safe and convenient place that provides HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and other medical services to the men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender population at no cost.

To learn more, visit the Silom Community Clinic Website or the CDC Thailand Website

To learn more about CDC's AIDS prevention efforts, such as this one, click Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)