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 global response to AIDS. She also works with civil society and advocacy groups to build
support for key UNAIDS priorities.
Hofmann is an awarding-winning journalist who was formerly the editor
in chief of POZ and poz.com, the leading media brand focused on HIV/
AIDS in the United States. She is an ambassador for the Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and serves on God’s Love We
Deliver’s Chairman’s Council. She was 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 and Human Services appointed Ms. Hofmann to the CDC/HRSA
Advisory Committee on HIV 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 White House
events focused on HIV/AIDS. 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 AIDS pandemic. She
has appeared on CNN, NPR, NBC, The Doctors, C-SPAN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s Good
Morning America, and other media outlets, and has been featured in several national HIV/AIDS
awareness and advertising campaigns.
Ms. Hofmann has a B.A. from Trinity College in Connecticut.
Policy Officer, UNAIDS. She lives in Washington, D.C.