Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD

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Nittaya Phanuphak finished her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in 1996 with the first class honor. She had her postgraduate Dermatology training years at Siriraj Hopsital, Mahidol University, and received her Clinical Fellowship in HIV Dermatology from the University of California at San Francisco in 2000. During 2000-2002, she started her clinical work in Thailand at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute in Nonthaburi.
She joined the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRC-ARC) in Bangkok to lead a country-wide prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) operational study in 2002. Her research and advocacy works have influenced PMTCT policy in Thailand and the South and South East Asia regions.
She has deep interest in the areas of HIV prevention and key populations (KP), especially around the use of KP-centered approaches to enhance access to HIV testing, prevention and treatment. She currently leads the Key Population-Led Health Services model which has HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)/post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and antiretroviral treatment dispensing provided to men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) by trained community health workers who are members of MSM and TGW communities through community-based organizations (CBOs) in Thailand.
She received her PhD in Medicine from University of Amsterdam in 2013. In 2014, she becomes the Chief of SEARCH and the Chief of Prevention Department at TRC-ARC.

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