Annette Sohn, amfAR

TITLE: Vice President and Director, TREAT Asia


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PROFILE: Annette Sohn serves as Vice President and Director of TREAT Asia at amfAR. Her foundation bio shares:

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.