Ms Rena Janamnuaysook – Transgender health and HIV: Lessons learned from 5 years of Tangerine Community Health Clinic in Thailand

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Webinar via Microsoft Teams

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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Ms Rena Janamnuaysook

Ms Rena Janamnuaysook
Program Manager (Transgender Health), Institute of HIV Research and Innovation, Bangkok, Thailand

Rena Janamnuaysook is a transgender woman advocate. She works as a program manager for transgender health at the Institute of HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI) in Bangkok, Thailand, where she established the Tangerine Community Health Clinic as the first transgender-led health clinic in the region. She manages and provides technical guidance for the development and implementation of HIV and AIDS research and programs for transgender populations, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place to support high-quality research and programs to advance the work of IHRI in serving vulnerable populations.

Rena’s previous roles include Project Management Specialist in HIV Key Population for the United States Agency for International Development – Regional Development Mission for Asia. In addition, Rena co-founded the Thai Transgender Alliance, the first transgender-owned human rights organisation in Thailand. She received a Masters degree in international development from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.


In this presentation, Rena will share the lessons learned on how the Tangerine Community Health Clinic has offered HIV, gender-affirming hormone treatment and related health services to more than 3,500 transgender clients in Bangkok, Thailand. Data will be presented on HIV and STI prevalence, and PrEP uptake among this population. Rapid integration of Xpress, telehealth and self-sampling services during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be presented.