FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series | 20 Years of HIV Prevention in Shinjuku’s Ni-Chome District—The Power of Community Outreach & Mobilization

June 11, 2021
Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) x Asahi GLOBE+

In recognition of the convening of the 2021 United Nations High-Level Meetings on HIV/AIDS on June 8-10, the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) is pleased to introduce an interview with Kohta Iwahashi (president of akta) in the latest installment of our collaborative series with Asahi GLOBE+, “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story.” In the Ni-chome district of Shinjuku, Tokyo, which is home to Asia’s largest gay community, there is a nonprofit organization called akta that has spent the last 20 years providing information on HIV prevention for sexual minorities. Mr. Iwahashi dives into akta’s community-based activities and how we can adopt the experiences and lessons learned from the fight against HIV/AIDS to the COVID-19 fight.

Continue reading on the FGFJ website.

To learn more about “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story,” please visit the series page.

This interview is published by the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), a special initiative founded and operated by JCIE, in collaboration with Asahi GLOBE+.