Remembering Serafim Armesto

Serafim Armesto lived many stories that can be narrated in a unique way through his large experience working in the HIV field. He was always charismatic, joyful and filled with a generosity of being.  He was a presence in our lives. He leaves an important legacy of community involvement in the field of clinical research in HIV prevention and treatment, and recently in the field of HIV preventive vaccines and COVID-19, especially in the Baixada Fluminense metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro.  He played an important role in the PrEP clinical trials in Rio de Janeiro with extensive experience working with gay and transgender women communities in the outskirt areas. He earned his bachelor in Psychology. He was also a counselor, mainly with HIV- positive pregnant women. He was part of the Community Engagement team at the HGNI site in Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro. Serafim will always be present in the history of HIV prevention and treatment in Brazil!

Serafim Armesto
Serafim Armesto
Community members posing for a photo
Community members posing for a photo