The Dr will hear you now
PHUKET: Every Tuesday between 1pm and 2pm, Live 89.5FM station manager Steve Johnston will be joined in the radio studio by Bangkok Hospital Phuket GP, Kanita ‘May’ Chong.
Saturday 19 May 2012, 02:33PM
The new segment to Steve’s Lifestyle show, ‘Health Issues’ will see the pair discuss all manner of ailments, maladies and treatments, with the good doctor on hand to dispense invaluable advice.
Dr May is originally from Bangkok but has been in Phuket for two years working at the Wellness and Emergency ward of Bangkok Hospital Phuket. She likes Phuket because of the laidback lifestyle and thoroughly enjoys doing her show.
On this week’s show Dr May spoke about HIV, advising listeners to be wary of its three stages.
Firstly, for the first month after contracting the virus, sufferers are unlikely to experience many symptoms, perhaps just a light flu. The second stage is what is referred to as the silent stage: This will typically last for between 10 to 15 years and is called as such because of the absence of any notable or significant symptoms. The third stage is known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, (AIDS).
“AIDS has no cure, so all sufferers can do is work on preventing contraction. Always wear condoms and have safe sex,” said Dr May.
Dr May added that the Thai government had become much more active and responsible in recent years.
“The government works hard to raise awareness of the dangers and now regularly runs schemes to help the people, including the giving out of free condoms.”
Tune in to Live 89.5FM every Tuesday from 1pm – 2pm to hear more.