Dr. Edward Machtinger, one of BAN’s new board members, is director of the Women’s HIV Program at U.C. San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, the first program in the country dedicated to HIV-positive women and their families, and director of the Sexual Health and Empowerment Program, a city-wide HIV prevention program for women and transgenders. He also treats patients at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center’s Clinica Esperanza in San Francisco and cares for patients in the UCSF Medical Center hospital at the Parnassus campus. Machtinger earned a medical degree at Harvard University and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF. In addition to caring for patients, he is responsible for developing and implementing new HIV core curriculum for internal medicine residents, focusing on HIV risk assessment, prevention, and testing. His research focuses on ways to improve medication adherence and health outcomes for underserved patients with HIV and AIDS and addresses the epidemic’s impact on minority and poor communities internationally. He was the senior investigator of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that explained the cause of a disfiguring rash affecting a large number of HIV-positive East Africans. Machtinger is an associate clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.