Joined the amfAR board in September
2009. Expertise in media communications.
As editor in chief of POZ magazine and poz.com, the leading media
brand focused on HIV/AIDS in the United States, Ms. Hofmann is an
internationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS. She is an ambassador for the Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and co-chair of God’s Love We Deliver’s
Leadership Council. She has served as a U.S. delegate at the United Nations General
Assembly’s Special Session on HIV/AIDS under both President George W. Bush and
President Barack Obama and has traveled internationally on behalf of the U.S.
Department of State to speak about HIV/AIDS stigma.
In 2009, the U.S. Secretary of Health
appointed Ms. Hofmann to the CDC/HRSA HIV/AIDS advisory committee. An openly
HIV-positive woman whose memoir was published in 2009 by Simon and Schuster,
Ms. Hofmann is an articulate and persuasive advocate. She has given testimony
at Congressional briefings and has spoken numerous times at White House events
focused on women and HIV. Internationally, she has spoken at conferences,
government, and educational institutions, and at AIDS fundraisers. An award-winning
journalist with a background in publishing, TV media, and advertising, Ms.
Hofmann has helped increase the visibility of the pandemic and re-engaged the
broader media on the issue. Her blog on poz.com offers a balanced perspective
on the most pivotal and controversial issues related to HIV/AIDS. She has
appeared in the media on CNN, The Doctors,
C-Span, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and
ABC’s Good Morning America, as well
as others, and has been featured in several national HIV/AIDS awareness and advertising
Ms. Hofmann has a B.A. from Trinity College in Connecticut and lives on a farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, where she enjoys riding her horse.