Prince is a transgender-man and promising leader human rights, health and HIV spaces. He is dedicated specifically to transgender health programming and advocacy. Prince has lived experiences of structural barriers and lack of access to biomedical HIV prevention services. He fights against social and health inequalities and and sees biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation as elements of a rights-based response to trans-people’s needs.
In Their Own Words
My project focused on increasing the availability and accessibility of HIV prevention services for Key Populations KPs) in Malawi. I participated in the review of the HIV Prevention Framework where we incorporated CAB for PrEP as an additional HIV prevention option. I also sat on an expert committee for CAB for PrEP implementation, provided technical guidance on the inclusion of transgender populations in the study and facilitated the involvement and engagement of KP-led organizations in the study implementation. Together with the Civil Society Advocacy Forum (CSAF), we successfully lobbied for funds from PEPFAR and Global Fund for the scale-up of CAB for PrEP in Malawi. My engagement in the Global Fund process as part of the writing team in Malawi ensured that KP issues are prioritized in the country’s concept note.