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Rod Olete

Rod Olete

Organization: Sustained Health Initiatives of the Philippines (SHIP)

Region: Asia and the Pacific Islands

Nationality: Philippines

Country: Philippines

Interests & expertise: Co-morbidities (NCDs, mental health, etc.)

Profession or occupation: Advocate/activist

What inspires you to work in the HIV field?

It is inspiring to have the opportunity to see the lives of people living with HIV improve because of the health programmes, research and community empowerment that we do.

What are your goals as an IAS change maker?

As an IAS change maker, I aspire to learn and develop programmes that strike a balance between biomedical interventions and social determinants of HIV care.

The IAS promotes the use of non-stigmatizing, people-first language. The translations are all automated in the interest of making our content as widely accessible as possible. Regretfully, they may not always adhere to the people-first language of the original version.