Nejat Unlu

Ashoka Fellow
Istanbul, Turkey
Fellow Since 2007


This profile was prepared when Nejat Unlu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Nejat Unlu has designed the first comprehensive care and support system for Turkish citizens infected with HIV/AIDS. Employing a self-help model, patients and volunteers work together to fight discrimination and lobby for privacy rights and other reforms that will help them access the treatment they need. Nejat seeks to end discrimination against those with AIDS by encouraging empathy and promoting accurate information about the disease and those living with it.
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