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Consolata Achieng Opiyo

ICW-Kenya (2018 Fellow)

Consolata is a leader representing young people living with HIV from East and Southern Africa on the board of the Global Network of Young People living with HIV. She also sits on the steering committee of the Adolescent Treatment Coalition, hosted by the International Aids Society. She is the Vice Chair of the International Community of Women Living with HIV East Africa. She is an activist, public and motivational speaker, facilitator and trainer of trainers. She acquired HIV through vertical transmission and this has heightened the young woman she is now. Her main interest has always been the SRHR of adolescent girls and young women.

Advocacy Accomplishments for the Year
Consolata prepared Kenya and the wider region for the ECHO trial results. Selected to be a member of the ECHO National Taskforce team and the Communications Sub-committee, she helped plan for various scenario following possible trial results. When the ECHO results were released after her Fellows project, Consolata was key in disseminating and deciphering the results. She also played a primary role in reviewing and validating Kenya’s guidelines on Dolutegravir as a treatment choice for women.

In Her Own Words
“We cannot speak about HIV without considering sexual and reproductive health and vice versa and that is why during my fellowship I pushed for the integration of the two in the healthcare setting.”

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