The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) welcomes the appointment of Andrew Spieldenner, PhD, as the Executive Director of
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights.
We celebrate our shared history and activism from Andrew’s time at GNP+ North America, including his leadership of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index research in the US. Andrew is strongly committed to working with people living with HIV in all our diversity to strengthen our voices and expand the spaces where we are heard and able to be influential.
“MPact has always worked closely with GNP+, and in my new role, I look forward to ongoing collaborations with GNP+. I have worked on the US implementation of the HIV Stigma Index, and it is an extraordinary opportunity and involvement in HIV stigma in-country. The Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) is vital to moving the HIV response forward, and I am honored to be able to bring MIPA into my role at MPact”, said Dr. Andrew Spieldenner.
“As a longstanding advocate of the rights of people living with HIV, Andrew brings immense personal and professional experience to the role, along with a deep understanding of the importance of community-led responses”, said Julien Kerboghossian, GNP+ Vice-Chair, and MPact Board Member. “GNP+ looks forward to strengthening our collaboration with MPact as Andrew takes up the reins to champion our shared goals.”
Dr. Spieldenner will take up his new role on 1 March 2021. GNP+ wishes Dr. Spieldenner and the MPact team all the best.
Dr. Andrew Spieldenner with US advocates discussing the value of PLHIV networks, for Poz Magazine (December 2013). Pictured from left: Jahlove Serrano, Deloris Dockrey, Dr. Andrew Spieldenner, Dr. Laurel Sprague, Robert Suttle, Reed Vreeland, Tami Haught.