Jacque is an HIV-positive activist who has long worked in the community and shared her story in order to encourage others to live positively. She currently represents Kenya as an alternate on the AfroCAB Treatment Access Partnership Community Advisory Board,leads Kenya’s Treatment CAB and serves as a member of the ECHO Trial Global Community Advisory Board (GCAG). She has a special interest in sexual and reproductive health for young HIV-positive women and girls and on advocating for their rights.
Jacque made treatment as prevention part of the political landscape in the run-up to Kenya’s 2012 national elections and influenced the process of revising the national ART guidelines. An important win that came after her Fellowship is her successful advocacy for the use of dolutegravir among women of reproductive age.
In Their Own Words
Women living with HIV should be given the choice. They must be informed about the risks and benefits of the different ARV regimens, and then the women should decide what is best for them. We’re tired of decisions being made for us.
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