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Borderlines: Life in the mountains This journal documents my three months spent in the Doitung community in Northern Thailand, spending time with the peoples living in the mountains, hearing their stories of life under Chinese guerilla warfare, addiction to opium and forced work.

My Scholarship entry - The Northern Tribes of Doitung

HIV is a taboo subject inthe remote communities of Northern Thailand, but a big problem. Many of the tribes´ young people travel to Thailands big cities to work and end up falling into the tourist sex trade. 

Local hospitals take every opportunity to collect all the blood donations they can. This blood drive took place at celebrations for the Princess Mother´s birthday at the Chiang Rai Culture Centre, where such personal sacrifices are viewed as a respected gift.

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HIV is a taboo subject inthe remote communities of Northern Thailand, but a big problem. Many of the tribes´ young people travel to Thailands big cities to work and end up falling into the tourist sex trade. Local hospitals take every opportunity to collect all the blood donations they can. This blood drive took place at celebrations for the Princess Mother´s birthday at the Chiang Rai Culture Centre, where such personal sacrifices are viewed as a respected gift.

Tags: doitung, nurse, blood donation, hiv, taboo, princess mother, buddhism

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