Ace Robinson

Ace Robinson

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


HIV Organizations Putting out Statements Supporting #BLM: Show Me the Receipts

Your former and current Black employees often swap battle stories in private.

By Ace Robinson
Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a press conference
News Analysis

Virginia Governor Northam's Blackface Med School Antics Are the Reason Black Doctors Matter

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.

By Ace Robinson
Sexual health form
Sexually Transmitted Infections

HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

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.

By Ace Robinson
Jean-Michel Molina presents interim results from the Prevenir study at AIDS 2018
Men Who Have Sex With Men

PrEP Before and After Sex Worked as Well as Daily PrEP in Preventing HIV, New Study Finds

“[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.

By Ace Robinson and Kenyon Farrow
Alison Rodger discusses PARTNER2 study findings during a press conference at AIDS 2018
Men Who Have Sex With Men

Gay Men Cannot Get HIV From Partners Who Are Virally Suppressed, New Study Proves

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.

By Ace Robinson and Kenyon Farrow
Bruce Richman at Adherence 2018
Conference Coverage

U=U Offers a 'Message of Hope' for People Living With HIV -- and Providers Need to Spread the Word

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.

By Ace Robinson