Help Ensure AIDS Rescue Together in Thailand

HEARTT 2000: Help Ensure AIDS Rescue Together in Thailand

2,388 patients with HIV infection – AIDS disease seen and helped from December 1998 till December 18th, 2014

HEARTT 2000 and Dr. Philippe Seur

Dr. Philippe Seur Dr. Philippe Seur is well known in Pattaya for his campaign against AIDS. He works as a volunteer physician, with the support of various concerned donors, businesses or private persons in the community, as “HEARTT 2000“ is only a No-Dr-fee, Non-profit association to help Thai and Non-Thai persons with HIV Infection – AIDS Disease in need in our community.

A student of Saint Cyr l'Ecole and Versailles in France, Dr. Seur served his internship in the hospitals of Paris, including the children's hospital and emergency service at the Necker University Hospital. Later, he worked in Saint Malo in Brittany, Annecy and Chamonix in the French Alps, where he was also a member of the mountain rescue team.

He then moved to Zambia, Africa, to serve the humanitarian medical volunteers, "Médecins du Monde", after having served in the French Navy.

From 1983 to 1995 Dr. Seur worked in Saudi Arabia for a construction company which employed more than 40,000 people, building conference centres and palaces for Saudi Arabian royalty. Working with a team of nurses, he treated 100 - 200 patients per day.

In Saudi Arabia Dr. Philippe learnt Thai from the many Thai workers among his patients. In 1998, living from his Saudi Arabian savings, Dr. Seur began his fight against AIDS in Thailand. Initially, there was no government assistance sufficient program or insurance for HIV patients, and Dr. Seur had to rely 100% on sponsors from his network of NGOs, hospitals, concerned doctors, patients, friends and admirers in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, and Australia for the Anti-Retro-Virals ( ARVs ) drugs necessary. Structure and work of HEARTT 2000 - NGO-like was set up with Thai Ass. Pr. Dr. Jureerat Bowonwatanuwong in Chonburi and a team of Thai patients with HIV Infection on treatment.

When the Pattaya gay community, businesses and private persons, Thais and Westerners, became aware of Dr. Seur's work, they started to contribute. The Pattaya Gay Festival later called Pattaya Pride, through its regular fund-raising parties, the contributions of so many people in the community, the leadership of Jim Lumsden, was the main sponsor and has donated Millions of Thai Bath to Dr Philippe Seur's HEARTT 2000 over the 13 past years till Jan. 2014 to pay ARV drugs only for the Patients.

Other sponsors followed, as recent events with:

...many other concerned persons donated from their own concern and initiative, in many ways, as food, hardware goods, even for staying free in the very house where we help others or this website donated and maintained from www.sparkleserver.net

Progressively till today fortunately, Thai Nationals have now access to free medical care with free ARVs in Universal Coverage (30 Bath scheme, "NHSO" in public hospitals) or in national private companies/employees insurance scheme ("SSO" in some designated private hospitals).

But all ARVs are not yet included and covered free in Essential Drugs national list, as not yet all screenings or related diseases to treat with HIV-AIDS, not yet early ARV treatment given widely, though is now announced for 2015 in Thailand. Nevertheless, Thailand is a leader in the region with the success of access to treatment with ARVs and with generics, many of them produced by Thai Government Pharmaceutical Organisation : nearly 300,000 Thais are on free ARV treatment presently.

If to buy, for Thai and non-Thai patients in Thailand, most of first-line ARVs are fortunately not expensive and generic in Thailand but still many and recent ARVs are not cheap and/or generic, this is why donations of money and ARVs from overseas are still needed presently to continue the marathon daily fight to help those in need in our community.

Beyond medical needs, patients with social needs are also helped here, also with “food bags“ donated monthly from Pattaya Expats Club

Because of his fight against AIDS, Dr. Philippe had to struggle with social stigma, ongoing discrimination, ignorance, and nonchalance. His work has been documented on newspapers, films, TV reports, Radio stations web reports or magazines like "Paris Match" in France or others in Europe.

Dr. Philippe emphasizes that prevention is still so much needed and the best policy. Responsible condom use remains the best (“primary“) prophylactic measure and also for all Sexually Transmitted Diseases. If a condom breaks, he recommends a Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, "nPEP" treatment, to be taken within 24 hours, the limit of 3 days, for a 4 weeks course of ARV treatment to prevent the risk of transmission of HIV infection. Dr Philippe also strongly advises those who believe they may be at risk for HIV Infection to go for a blood test and Dr. consultation, as early ARV treatment is recommended ( and given with HEARTT 2000 for years already to prevent AIDS Disease ), so to avoid AIDS, avoid being sick, keep a normal life and decrease so much significantly the risk of contagion to others ( the “ secondary “ prevention, as HTPN 052 study proved it ).

Please visit new sister website for more detailed practical informations in Thai and English about HIV prevention and treatment as www.okwecare.com

Due to the scarceness of funds, Dr. Philippe is stressed. But as long as there is a chance of saving one life, he'll continue, despite his tiredness. He desperately needs contributions to continue. Any amount is welcome. Please give generously !

For further information and donations including HIV medications, please contact:

Dr. Philippe Seur
154/14 M.10 Thappraya Road Soi 5
Interhouse Village
Pattaya City, 20260
Thailand.
e-mail: philippe.seur@gmail.com

FYI, a movie, in English and French, about our team work in the previous location, some years ago:


Mo philip a doctor in pattaya

Mo Philip, un médecin à Pattaya

SAFE SEX

Proper CONDOM use prevents transmission of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections

nPEP: morning after ARV-pills

In case of a broken condom, see a Doctor as soon as possible. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis with AntiRetroVirals (best within 24 hours and before 72 hours), can help prevent HIV transmission.

TEST: get tested, take control of your own health and for others around you

Anybody who experienced risk and in doubt of being infected with HIV or other Sexually Transmitted Disease should go and see a Doctor for HIV Blood test : the need to understand events timing and to confirm by other test in case positive. In case of HIV test negative, the need to repeat the test within 3 months ( window period ) if no new risk taken.

TREAT EARLY: with ARVs to prevent illness and…

If HIV positive confirmed blood test, and without any symptoms, early AntiRetroViral treatment, taken correctly, is presently recommended world-wide so to avoid AIDS disease, keep a safe immune system and a normal life, also decrease very significantly the risk of contagion for others

HIV-AIDS Disease

HIV positive blood test with AIDS disease symptoms, treatment of opportunistic infections, sometimes difficult, must be done before taking AntiRetroVirals daily to get back and keep a safe immune system for a normal life

FREE care for Thai patients with ARVs

In Thailand HIV Infection-AIDS disease treatment is free for Thais in Universal Care national schemes. Most AntiRetroVirals now have cheap generic versions.

การมีเพศสัมพันธ์อย่างปลอดภัย

ควรใช้ถุงยางอนามัยที่มีมาตรฐานอย่างถูกต้อง จะช่วยป้องกันการติดเชื้อเอชไอวีและโรคติดต่อทางเพศสัมพันธ์อื่นๆ

ยาต้านกรณีฉุกเฉิน

ในกรณีที่ถุงยางอนามัยแตก ควรได้รับยาต้านไวรัส จากแพทย์ภายใน 24 ชั่วโมงดีที่สุด หรือมากที่สุด 72 ชั่วโมง เพื่อป้องกันการรับเชื้อเอชไอวี

ตรวจ: เพื่อตัวเองและเพื่อคนรอบข้าง

ถ้ามีความเสี่ยงหรือสงสัยว่าจะติดเชื้อ HIV ให้ไปหาหมอเพื่อทำการตรวจเลือด จำเป็นที่จะพิจารณาเหตุการณ์ที่เกิดขึ้นในช่วงเวลานั้นๆและยืนยันถ้าเลือดบวก หรือในกรณีที่เลือดไม่บวกต้องเจาะเลือดอีกครั้งในระยะเวลา 3 เดือน ถ้าไม่มีความเสี่ยงใหม่ที่เกิดขึ้น

รักษาตั้งแต่ต้น

หากพบว่าติดเชื้อเอชไอวีแต่ยังไม่มีอาการใดๆการได้รับยาต้านไวรัสตั้งแต่ช่วงต้นก็เป็นสิ่งที่มีการแนะนำในปัจจุบัน ซึ่งจะช่วยให้ภูมิคุ้มกันเพิ่มขึ้นจนสามารถใช้ชีวิตได้อย่างปกติและช่วยลดความเสี่ยงอย่างมากในการแพร่เชื้อ HIV สู่คนอื่น และต้องกินยาต้านอย่างถูกต้องเท่านั้น

เอดส์

หากตรวจเลือดพบว่าติดเชื้อเอชไอวีและมีอาการของโรคเอดส์ควรตรวจหาโรคแทรกซ้อนเช่น วัณโรคที่ต้องรักษาบางครั้งยาก ก่อนเริ่มกินยาต้านไวรัส การรักษาด้วยยาต้านไวรัสอย่างต่อเนื่องจะทำให้ภูมิคุ้มกันในร่างกายสูงขึ้น และมีสุขภาพแข็งแรงสามารถใช้ชีวิตอย่างคนปกติได้

ฟรี

ในปัจจุบัน ผู้ติดเชื้อสามารถเข้าถึงการรักษาฟรีเกี่ยวกับโรคเอชไอวี เอดส์ได้ โดยไม่ต้องเสียค่าใช้จ่าย ภายใต้หลักประกันสุขภาพและหลักประกันสังคม

Safer Sex

Richtige Anwendung von Kondomen verhindert HIV und andere sexuell uebertrabare Infektionen und Uebertragungsrisiken !

nPEP (Postexposition Prophylaxe): die Pille danach

Im Falle von ungeschuetztem Sex sollten Sie so bald wie moeglich einen Arzt aufsuchen, denn Nachbehandlungsmassnahmen innerhalb von 24 Stunden bis maximum 72 Stunden koennen eine Uebertragung von HIV dann noch verhindern.

TEST

Wer Risiken eingeht, und im Zweifel mit HIV oder anderen sexuelluebertragbaren Krankheiten infiziert ist, sollte zu einem Arzt gehen, um einen HIV Blut-Test machen zu lassen. Wichtig ist die Notwendigkeit des Ereigniszeitpunktes zu verstehen, und im Falle eines negativen HIV-Tests, diesen innerhalb von 3 Monaten ( Zeitfenster ) zu wiederholen, wenn kein neues Risiko eingegangen worden ist !

Fruehbehandlung

Wenn der HIV Bluttest als positiv bestaetigt wird und keine Symptome vorhanden sind, wird eine fruehe antiretrovirale ( Medikamente gegen HIV ) Behandlung angewandt , die weltweit empfohlen ist um AIDS zu vermeiden. Dadurch wird ein sicheres Immunsystem erhalten, und ein normales Leben, ohne Ansteckungsgefahr fuer andere, moeglich sein.

AIDS

Bei HIV mit positivem Bluttest mit AIDS-Symptomen, muss die Behandlung von opportunistichen Infektionen, die manchmal schwierig ist, vor der Einnahme von antiretroviralen Medikamenten taeglich wiederholt werden, zur Sicherung des Immusystems und um ein normales Leben fuehren zu koennen und fuer Andere fast nicht ansteckend zu sein.

FREI

Behandlung fuer Thai Patienten mit ARVs in Thailand ist frei. Die meisten Antiretrovirals sind jetzt als preiswerte equivalente Produkte ( generica ) verfuegbar.

Le preservatif: proteger la relation sexuelle

L’utilisation correcte des préservatifs empêche la transmission du VIH et des autres Infections Sexuellement Transmissibles

TPE: les pilules AntiRetroVirales du lendemain

Dans le cas d'une rupture de préservatif, d’ un risque d’ exposition au VIH, aller voir un medecin au plus tot. Un Traitement de Post-Exposition avec des medicaments AntiRétroRiraux ( ARV ) peut empêcher le risque de transmission du VIH, au mieux dans les 24 heures et avant 72 heures, après examen de tous les événements précédants et test VIH dans le sang si négatif

TEST: faites-vous tester pour proteger votre sante et celle des autres autour de vous

Quiconque a ete expose a des risques ou est dans le doute d'être infecté(e) par le VIH ou d'autres Infections Sexuellement Transmises doit aller voir un medecin pour faire une prise de sang VIH : le besoin de comprendre le calendrier des événements et de confirmer par un autre test si positif ; en cas de test négatif au VIH , la nécessité de repeter le test dans les 3 mois (période de latence) si aucun nouveau risque pris.

Traitement ARV précoce: pour prevenir la maladie et…

En cas de test VIH positif confirmé dans le sang, et sans aucun symptôme, le traitement AntiRétroViral precoce, qui doit etre pris quotidiennement et correctement, est actuellement recommandé dans le monde entier afin d' arreter la replication du virus et la progression vers le SIDA, de restorer le système immunitaire et de garder une vie normale. Le traitement ARV reduit aussi tres fortement le risque de contagion par voie sanguine ou sexuelle pour les autres, comme l’ a montre l’ etude HTPN 052 recente. Par ailleurs, le traitement ARV previent la transmission du VIH de la femme enceinte a son enfant.

SIDA

Si le test sanguin est positif pour le VIH avec les symptômes du SIDA, le traitement des Infections Opportunistes, comme la Tuberculose, parfois difficile, doit être fait avant de commencer le traitement quotidien avec les AntiRétroViraux pour restorer et garder un système immunitaire competent afin de retrouver une vie normale.

GRATUIT

En Thaïlande, le traitement de l’ infection VIH - maladie SIDA est gratuit pour les Thaïs dans les differents régimes de la Couverture Universelle des soins medicaux. La plupart des AntiRétroViraux ont maintenant une version générique a prix reduit en Thailande.

Don't forget AIDS because it won't forget you!
Please help!

You can make a difference with a donation in any amount to help Dr. Philippe Seur and HEARTT 2000 in his treatment, prevention and education efforts.

Bank donations through Dr. Jureerat's account for HEARTT 2000:
Dr. Jureerat set up HEARTT 2000 account together with Dr. Philippe Seur, as "Dr. Jureerat for HEART 2000" (Note only one "t" here!). Account is registered in bank as the spelling of Chureeratana Bowonwatanuwong:

Account Name: C.BOWONWATANUWONG FOR HEART 2000
Account Number: 262-2-61070-4
Kasikorn Bank
Wachiraprakarn Road Branch
Chonburi City 20000 Thailand
Swift Code: KASITHBK

Please mark "Donation for HEARTT 2000". An email to philippe.seur@gmail.com will help to identify your donation quickly.

Thank you!

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Updated on December 18, 2014