Ice Wepawadi has not told her parents she has Aids, even though she is only days from death at this Buddhist temple hidden away on a Thai hillside.
The emaciated 25-year-old lies in the bed she has occupied for the past month at the Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu temple, a hospice founded 17 years ago by a monk to care for those living with a disease that is still considered taboo in Thailand.
“My family, my dad, my mum – nobody knows I came here. I just told them that I went to work. I don’t want to tell them. I feel they cannot take it,” Ice told AFP.