Joined the amfAR board in September 2009. Chairs the communications/social media/marketing committee. Expertise in traditional and social media.
An internationally recognized authority on HIV/AIDS, Ms. Hofmann is the Policy Officer in UNAIDS’s U.S. Liaison Office in Washington, D.C., where she works to build stronger, more strategic collaborations with the Executive Branch of the U.S. government and the U.S. Congress to support the domestic and global response to AIDS. She also works with scientists, researchers, civil society, and advocacy groups to achieve key UNAIDS priorities, which include the health, dignity, and human rights of people living with HIV.
Ms. Hofmann is an award-winning journalist who was formerly the editor-in-chief of POZ magazine and poz.com, the leading media brand focused on HIV/AIDS in the United States. She has been an ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the co-chair of God’s Love We Deliver’s Leadership Council. She 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 reducing HIV/AIDS stigma. In 2009, the U.S. Secretary of Health appointed Ms. Hofmann to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment.
An openly HIV-positive woman whose memoir—I Have Something to Tell You—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 the White House. Internationally, she has spoken at conferences, government and educational institutions, and AIDS fundraisers. Leveraging her background in publishing, TV media, and advertising, Ms. Hofmann has helped increase the visibility of the HIV pandemic. 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 in various print media such as Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Magazine and The New York Times. She has been featured in several national HIV/AIDS awareness and advertising campaigns and has appeared in numerous documentaries on HIV/AIDS.
Ms. Hofmann has a B.A. from Trinity College in Connecticut.
Policy Officer, U.S. Liaison Office, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). She lives on a farm in Virginia, where she enjoys riding her horse.