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AIDS Conference Under Way in Thailand

Bo arrived at Wat Prabat Nampu, Thailand's largest AIDS hospice, as a dying patient. He recovered his health after taking antiviral drugs and now volunteers at the hospice.
Jane Greenhalgh, NPR
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Bo arrived at Wat Prabat Nampu, Thailand's largest AIDS hospice, as a dying patient. He recovered his health after taking antiviral drugs and now volunteers at the hospice.

The International AIDS Conference begins today in Bangkok, Thailand. NPR's Richard Knox visited a hospice that treats AIDS patients in the city. Located in a Buddhist temple, it's the largest AIDS sanctuary in Thailand. There, he met one patient who was left abandoned at the temple by his relatives.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.