Our History

MPLUS FOUNDATION

MPLUS FOUNDATION has been a national backbone organization that specializes in the prevention of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), sexual health, and LGBTQ rights in Thailand. MPLUS mainly campaigns and drives activities in HIV prevention. We reach out to Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), Male Sex Workers (MSW), and Transgender Women (TGW) population in Chiang Mai through Drop-In Center (DIC) where Friend-To-Friend active learning activities to prevent HIV & STDs, as well as referring services to receive HIV & STDs testing are provided. Our advocacy efforts also include creating media content, managing organization–public relations, radio broadcasting to educate safe sex, HIV & STDs protection, and fostering positive attitudes toward our target groups. We have hosted campaigns, seminars, and exhibitions to promote understandings to target groups and individuals across a broad spectrum of backgrounds e.g., police officers, bar owners, government officers, and teachers.

OUR HISTORY

Year 2003
Path2Health Foundation (Thailand)

joined hands with private sectors to collect data on health risk behavior and male health care in Chiang Mai province.

Year 2011
6 May 2011

MPLUS FOUNDATION registration.

Year 2015
September 2015

Launched an internal HIV Testing service at Drop-In Center (DIC) using a Mobile model in parallel with the referring system to partnering clinics. Adopted a Peer-Mobilizer system and Commcare Application to enhance the operating system and to better reach the target groups in different communities and to store the collected data.

Year 2017
7 March 2017

Certified as Diamond-Level Standard Community HIV/STI Test Service Center by Department of Disease Control of Thailand.

29 March 2017 Registered Mplus Medical Technical Clinic

2017 Branched out to Chiang Rai Province

Year 2018
August 2018

2018 The Mplus medical technology clinic received a Certification of Medical Laboratory for Medical Laboratory Standard (MOPH Standard) by The medical technology council and secured funding from National Health Security Office (NHSO) to provide services to the key populations in Chiang Mai.

2018 Branched out to Phitsanulok Province

Year 2019
1 October 2019

Listed as a Service Unit of National Health Security Office (NHSO)

Year 2020
Branched out

to Lampang, Phetchabun, Sukhothai, and Uttaradit Province

Year 2021
Branched out

Nakhon Ratchasima, and Tak Province

Vision

A backbone organization to support sexual health and rights for persons with diverse sexual orientation and gender identities.

Mission

Advocate for support and improvement on sexual health and rights of persons with diverse sexual orientation and gender identities by networking with all sectors in the society to achieve social equality and equity.

Objectives

  1. To raise awareness and knowledge on the prevention of HIV, AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease (STD) , and sexual health                          
  2. To promote and improve service innovations, including community-based HIV, AIDS, and STDs clinical facilities 
  3. To promote human rights, gender rights, and gender equity  
  4. To reduce prejudice, stigma, and discrimination against individuals with HIV, individuals with diverse sexual orientation and gender identities               
  5. To enhance efficiency in preventive service management operation and holistic well-being related issues                                          
  6. To operate for the benefits of the public interest and serve on nonprofit purpose                
  7. To develop collaboration between government agencies, private sectors, and partnered organizations
  8. To refrain from political involvement

Target

Area of Operations

MPLUS FOUNDATION operates in 9 provinces; consisting of 4 provinces with MPLUS foundation offices & medical technology clinics and 5 provinces operating under the cooperation with government agencies and local hospitals. Our office and medical technology clinic locations:

  1. MPLUS FOUNDATION Chiang Mai Headquarter Address: 142, Moo 1, Soi Chom Chan, Pa Daet Sub-district, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100
    • Registered as Mplus medical technology clinic on 29 March 2017
  2. MPLUS FOUNDATION Chiang Rai Branch office Address: 997/5 Satharn Payabarn Rd., Rop Wiang Sub-district Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000
    • Registered as Mplus medical technology clinic Chiang Rai on 8 May 2019
  3. MPLUS FOUNDATION Phitsanulok Branch office Address: 262/19-22 Soi Rath-Utid, Baromtrilokanart Rd., Nai Mueang Sub-district, Mueang Phitsanulok district, Phitsanulok 65000
    • Registered as Mplus medical technology clinic Phitsanulok on 18 June 2021
  4. MPLUS FOUNDATION Nakhon Ratchasima Branch office Address: 564/1 Changphuak Rd., Nai Mueang Sub-district, Mueang District, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
    • Registered as Mplus medical technology clinic Nakhon Ratchasima on 21 June 2021

VCT mobile unit operating areas under the cooperation with local hospitals include:

  • Lampang Province
  • Tak Province
  • Phetchabun Province
  • Sukhothai Province
  • Uttaradit Province