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HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment in Two Prisons in Thailand

  • David Wilson,
  • Nathan Ford mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: msfb-bangkok@brussels.msf.org

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  • Verapun Ngammee,
  • Arlene Chua,
  • Moe Kyaw Kyaw
  • Published: June 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040204

About the Authors

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Email: msfb-bangkok@brussels.msf.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DW and AC designed the study. NF, VN, and AC contributed to writing the paper. AC and MKK analysed data. DW and AC enrolled patients. DW, VN, AC, and MKK collected data for the study. DW and AC carried out medical consultations with the patients, prescribed treatment and recorded the findings, and supervised other doctors doing the same. DW made a formal review of the collection of data at three monthly intervals. DW is medical coordinator of MSF projects in Thailand and as part of this role contributed substantially to the conception and design of the project described in the paper, and also to the interpretation of data. Two other authors drafted the first (internal MSF) version of the paper and DW discussed it with them and then revised it critically for intellectual content and wrote the final version to be published. VN is field coordinator for the project described in the paper and participated substantially (with others) in project design, evaluation, and monitoring. AC was the doctor treating patients in the project described in the paper from June 2003 to December 2005. AC participated substantially (with others) in project design, evaluation, and monitoring. MKK analysed the data with “FUCHIA” software, which MSF uses for monitoring and evaluation of antiretroviral treatment programmes.