Okkar Min Maung is a high profile Myanmar singer, actor and model. Okkar has starred in over 40 films including Mynamar’s first LGBT themed film The Gemini (2016). He officially came out on Instagram last year.
Okkar says he’s looking forward to helping APCOM reduce the impact of HIV on vulnerable people across the Asia Pacific region. “Misconceptions about and prejudice towards HIV/AIDS have been preventing people – especially the youth of Myanmar – to take standard precautions for disease prevention. With the evolution of medical technology, it’s no longer the end of the world for people who are HIV positive. They can still have a bright future with the help of medications and treatments.”