Henry Armas is a UNV HIV/AIDS Programme Officer with UNICEFs Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office, and he is the focal point for knowledge management initiatives on HIV/AIDS.
A highlight of Henrys work to date has been the opportunity to participate in the first Latin American and Caribbean meeting for adolescents against HIV in Peru. This opportunity helped him understand the many difficulties adolescents living with HIV have to face.
Recently, he facilitated a workshop in Jamaica on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean and Young Key Affected Populations, including men who have sex with other men, transgender populations, sex workers and drug users. Through this workshop he helped to raise awareness about the importance of working with these populations to address the multiple dimensions of stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS.
"I feel fortunate to be part of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, as I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal during my tenure, as well as to give something in return towards improving programmes and policies for people in my region," Henry says.