Congratulations to the APCOM HERO Awards 2020 Recipients!

By December 4, 2020 Newsroom, Regional, Showcase

2020
HIV HERO
Recipient

Supported by our Community Partner – APN+


Sriyal Nilanka

Sri Lanka

This award recognizes the work of a person with HIV who has improved the lives of people with HIV in any capacity in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

Sriyal Nilkanka has been living with HIV for the past seven years and is currently living and generating awareness to fight the stigmatisation and discrimination PLHIV persons face in Sri Lanka. He is a Programme Officer on a GF funded regional grant in Sri Lanka.

Being nominated among these Heroes who have taken their own journey to change the narrative around HIV is a privilege itself. To be recognized for my minute contribution to the community is a blessing. We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, paving the way for me to stand here today and proudly accept me for who I am. So Thank You! I hope we end this fight in the years to come, changing what it means to receive a positive HIV status.


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