Dr César Antonio Núñez joined UNAIDS in January 2007 as Regional Director of UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Latin America. He brings over twenty years of experience in managing HIV and international public health programs, with extensive knowledge of regional epidemiological trends and HIV response in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr Núñez provides leadership, coordination and support to an expanded response from the UN system in relation to HIV at regional and country level in Latin America. This includes issues regarding access to prevention, treatment, care and support related to HIV, the objectives of UNAIDS strategy for 2011-2015 and the Political Declaration adopted in 2011 by UN Member States in the General Assembly.
Previously, Dr Núñez worked as Director of the National AIDS Programme of the Ministry of Health in Honduras and Deputy Director of USAID Regional Program to Strengthen the American Response to HIV (PASCA). His contributions were instrumental in strengthening the response to HIV when antiretroviral therapy was not available in the region. Dr Núñez also contributed to unify efforts under a multisectoral response to HIV with the inclusion of strategic partners.
Dr Núñez, a national of Honduras, is a physician and surgeon with a specialization in International Public Health (MPH) from the University of Washington in Seattle.