amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Regan Hofmann

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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 campaigns.

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.