Dr. Annette Sohn joined amfAR’s staff as vice president and director of TREAT
Asia in September 2008. In this capacity, she leads a staff of 20 based in
amfAR’s Bangkok, Thailand, office.
Dr. Sohn is a highly regarded pediatrician and researcher with extensive
experience treating HIV/AIDS among children in Southeast Asia. She was on
faculty in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and is currently
assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University
of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and was the Vietnam country representative
for the UCSF Institute for Global Health. Dr. Sohn also directed a pediatric HIV
research program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital #1 and the Ho Chi
Minh City AIDS Committee. Her projects there included studies of diagnostic
testing and monitoring in HIV-exposed infants, stigma and discrimination in the
context of prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and contraception and
reproductive health outcomes of HIV-positive women.
Prior to her appointment as vice president of global initiatives, Dr. Sohn
was a member of amfAR’s TREAT Asia steering committee, pediatric network, and
the Pediatric HIV Observational Database working group. She also served as a
technical advisor to PEPFAR-Vietnam, assisting in-country programs on
coordination, protocols, and capacity building for scaling up their
comprehensive pediatric antiretroviral treatment programs.