The Aids Disaster Unfolding In Asia

It was all part of the business culture, says K. Surapong. As a marketing manager for Central Department Store Ltd., Thailand's largest chain, he and his buddies, all in their 20s and early 30s, would work late, drive to a cafe, booze it up, and then make their way to a massage parlor. "I'd have sex there four or five times a week," he says. Now, at 38, Surapong is no more than a shadow of his former self, losing the battle against AIDS. "I'm not sure I'll live to next year," he says.

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