Dr. Jayasree.A. K is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Community Medicine at the Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala. She completed her M.D. in Community Medicine from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1993 and a Fellowship in HIV Medicine from Chrisitan Medical College, Vellore in 2002. She writes in periodicals and works in the areas of gender, LGBTQIA+, sex workers, HIV/AIDS, mental health and suicide and rights issue.