Bangkok, Thailand - Kingdom of
A YOUNG AIDS PATIENT SHOWS HIS TINY ARMS AT A PROTEST IN BANGKOK.
"J", a five year old Thai boy infected with the AIDS virus contracted at birth from his now deceased mother, shows his tiny arms to the press at a protest outside the United States Embassy in Bangkok January 18. A group of up to 200 HIV/AIDS campaigners rallied to urge the U.S. Government to relax a patent on the anti-retro viral drug "Didanosine", to allow Thailand's one million AIDS sufferers access to a locally-manufactured version of the drug that at the moment is produced under licence by one U.S. company. The banner urges Thai and US governments to talk about local production of the drug.