AIDS Conference Under Way in Thailand

Bo, a volunteer at Thailand's largest AIDS hospice.

hide captionBo 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

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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