My bio



I am a gay man, a person living with HIV, a lawyer, an artist, a baker, a cyclist, a writer, a storyteller, hopelessly romantic, and a part-time lover. I am currently working with APCOM, a regional organization based in Bangkok, Thailand. I strengthen the APCOM's regional and global advocacy, key population and community engagements, and its HIV-focused programs. These programs include creating legal environments, technical assistance to key population networks, capacity building, community monitoring, and country program review, among others.

In 2020, I developed APCOM's Community Guide to Implement Community-Based Monitoring  for the Global Fund-supported multi-country program called Sustainability of HIV services for key populations in Asia (SKPA). On the same year, I led the creation of #coronaAPCOMpassion, an emergency funding mechanism to address the key populations' immediate needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, I initiated a regional initiative in contextualizing the messages of U=U in Asian countries.
In 2021 and 2022, I spearheaded the community engagements in the processes within PEPFAR's Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COP/ROP). These initiatives were called #KeyPopAsiaCOP21 and #KeyPopAsiaCOP22. I also produced Get. PrEP. Done. : PrEP Demand Generation Toolkit., a resource guide community organizations looking to generate demand for PrEP among their communities, with technical support from World Health Organization (WHO) and The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

I am also consulting with UNAIDS - Regional Support Team Asia-Pacific. As Community Expert, I am contributing to UNAIDS' exercise to map out the existing community-led mechanisms at the country level and provide recommendations for more meaningful community leadership in CLM programs.

I am a member of U=U Global Community BoardThe UGCB will work closely with the Prevention Access Campaign to integrate U=U into national and global HIV/AIDS responses to greatly improve the lives of people living with HIV.

I sit as one of MPact Global Action's Board of Directors. MPact advocates for equitable access to effective HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services for gay men and bisexual men, including those living with HIV, while promoting their health and human rights worldwide.