Reinforcing Confidence in Our Allies in Iquitos


By: Carlos Vela, ACSA Iquitos CRS, Iquitos, Peru

Monique Pardo TV artist -PerĂº
Monique Pardo TV artist -PerĂº

In order to strengthen the links between participants and researchers of the AMP Study (Antibody Mediated Prevention) by ACSA - Iquitos, a thank-you dinner was held where participants and researchers committed themselves to the achievement of new goals, strengthening trust among allies.

Thus, it was possible to gather the largest number of participants recruited in the study who have fulfilled their visits in the last year, in addition to the presence of all the members of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

The special guest of the night was the extraordinary Monique Pardo, a national TV artist who is recognized and identifies with the LGBT community and the equality of all. She highlighted the heroic research work of the Amazon Rain Forest Civil Association and congratulated the participants of the AMP Study for their courage. Monique aired the trans dancer cast "Las Ricuritas del Amazonas" who also delighted the audience with the beat of the music.

This culminated a night of celebration and gratitude for the joint work that continues to achieve the goals of AMP Study worldwide.

Members of CAC Iquitos with Dr. Martin Casapia and Dr. Juan Carlos Hinojosa, researchers from the Amazon Rainforest Association
Members of CAC Iquitos with Dr. Martin Casapia and Dr. Juan Carlos Hinojosa, researchers from the Amazon Rainforest Association
Monique Pardo, national artist, accompanied by the trans dance cast "Las Ricuritas del Amazonas" Gigi, Angie, Dulce
Monique Pardo, national artist, accompanied by the trans dance cast "Las Ricuritas del Amazonas" Gigi, Angie, Dulce

* Carlos Vela is a Community Educator/Recruiter for the ACSA Iquitos CRS in Iquitos, Peru.