Rena Janamnuaysook is among the featured plenary speakers of 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022). Rena is credited to establish the Tangerine Community Health Clinic, the first-transgender-led health clinic in the region. She is in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla.
Rena Janamnuaysook is also the co-founder of the Thai Transgender Alliance, the first transgender-owned human rights organization in Thailand.
Rena Janamnuaysook is a Program Manager for Transgender Health at IHRI in Bangkok, Thailand, where she established the Tangerine Community Health Clinic, the first transgender-led health clinic in the region. She manages and provides technical guidance for the development and implementation of HIV research and programmes for transgender populations. Rena is a fellow of the NIH CHIMERA D43 programme, part of the IeDEA network, to learn to conduct HIV and mental health implementation research. She also worked as Project Management Specialist in HIV Key Populations for the US Agency for International Development. Rena has a Master’s in international development from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and is doing her PhD at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.