Alex Freyre

Ashoka Fellow
Argentina
Fellow Since 2007
Fundación Buenos Aires SIDA

Citation

This profile was prepared when Alex Freyre was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Introduction
For many years, Alex has been a well-known public figure in Argentina around the topic of HIV. Now he is extending HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnosis, and care to vulnerable groups most at risk of contracting the virus. In Argentina’s traditional society, discriminated “invisible” groups such as prostitutes, transvestites/ transsexuals, and prisoners have not been targeted for HIV/AIDS interventions. Alex addresses many aspects of this problem at once – reaching out to these groups to spread awareness of the virus, empowering them through discussion and alternative lifestyle opportunities to cope with HIV/AIDS if they have it, and lobbying for key changes in public health policy that make all the difference in access to diagnosis and care.
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