Ace Robinson is a leading administrative and policy HIV advocate and population health expert. He serves communities disproportionately impacted by HIV, COVID-19 and associated illnesses through NMAC (formerly National Minority AIDS Council) as its director of strategic partnerships and head of the Center to End the Epidemics.
Robinson serves on the board for the Economic & Policy Impact Center (EPIC) focused on leadership development for BIPOC; is part of the Brown University Advisory Council to Elminiate Anti-Black Racism; and sits on the UCLA Center for HIV, Identification, Prevention & Treatment (CHIPTS) steering committee.
Prior to joining NMAC, Ace served in senior leadership roles at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York City, Lifelong (AIDS Alliance) in Seattle, and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. Robinson holds a master's degree in healthcare leadership from Brown University and a master's degree in public health from the University of Cape Town.
Latest by Ace Robinson
In the health care field, we are finally beginning to turn the mirror around and ask, “What are we doing wrong if our BIPOC patients state the same concerns time and time again?”
Your former and current Black employees often swap battle stories in private.
While Ralph Northam's medical school photo in blackface is a political scandal, it is important that we not lose sight of how provider racism in medicine endangers the lives of black people seeking care, especially when living with HIV.
In an era of HIV biomedical prevention and undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U), the primacy of condom use has changed, but the need to consider approaches to decrease STIs has not.
“[The study] shows that the incidence of HIV in this cohort is zero averting 85 new infections," said Jean-Michel Molina, M.D., Ph.D., the lead researcher of the Prévenir study.
Results from the PARTNER2 study, presented by Alison Rodger at AIDS 2018, yielded an equivalent level of confidence for gay men as it had for heterosexual couples in the original PARTNER study several years ago.
Leading researchers and clinicians who influence best practices for conversations about the direct and indirect impact of HIV infection and treatment agree that communications regarding transmission must shift.