Avelino (Jun) Loquere is the site coordinator for the ICAP at Columbia University Clinical Trials Unit (ICAP CTU) in New York. He has more than 20 years of experience in HIV care, treatment, and prevention research. Jun has experience working on multiple DAIDS-funded HIV clinical trials through the CPCRA, INSIGHT, ACTG, HVTN, and HPTN networks.
Jessica Yeager is a national and Texas state-certified peer recovery support specialist. She is currently a peer support services supervisor for HPTN 094. Jessica is an influential recovery community leader who thrives on innovative change to create purpose in our broken system, stomp out stigma, and help others heal while delivering the message of hope.
Nadir Cardozo, an HPTN 083 Community Working Group member, is part of the Community Participation and Social Research Team at Fundación Huésped in Buenos Aires. At the age of 20, Nadir had to migrate to Buenos Aires due to gender identity and stigma discrimination. Nadir is also an activist and trans-militant with the Association of Transvestites, Transsexuals, and Transgenders of Argentina (ATTITA).
Pongpun Saokhieo, a member of the HPTN 083 study team and community working group, is a study coordinator and community educator at the Chiang Mai HIV Prevention Clinical Research Site (CRS) in Thailand. She has supported HIV research trials through multiple networks for more than 18 years.