Matthew Hodson stands down as aidsmap's Executive Director after 8 years

Matthew Hodson has decided to stand down as Executive Director of aidsmap. This marks the end of a significant era for the organisation and the HIV community. Matthew has been a formidable leader, heading aidsmap with dedication and a profound commitment to advocacy, education, and support for people living with HIV. Under his leadership, aidsmap has strengthened its position as a vital resource, providing accurate, accessible, and comprehensive information about HIV and AIDS.

Matthew’s tenure has been characterised by a relentless focus on combatting stigma and misinformation, fostering a greater understanding of HIV prevention and treatment, and advocating for the rights and dignity of those affected by the virus. His ability to navigate the complexities of public health communication and his passion for social justice have left an indelible mark on the organisation.

As he steps down, Matthew leaves behind a legacy of progress and hope, having significantly advanced aidsmap's mission. The HIV community and allies owe him a debt of gratitude for his tireless work and unwavering dedication. Moving forward, aidsmap will continue to build on the strong foundation laid by Matthew, striving to fulfil its mission of ensuring that everyone affected by HIV has access to the information support they need.

Matthew said, “Serving as Executive Director of aidsmap has been the most rewarding experience of my professional life. I am grateful for the opportunities the role has given me, not least the chance to work with talented and passionate colleagues towards a shared vision of a world where HIV is no longer a threat to health and happiness. Accurate and accessible information is crucial to people living with HIV and those who care for them; it has been an honour to have played a part in aidsmap’s delivery of HIV news and information to audiences around the world, I look forward to watching the charity continue to deliver under new leadership.”

Helen Moulinos continues as Interim Executive Director and the Trustees at aidsmap will be shortly starting an open recruitment process for Matthew’s successor.