Johnston has a PhD from Tulane University, School of Pubic Health and Tropical Medicine. She is affiliated with Tulane University and University of California, San Francisco. She is an epidemiologist providing technical assistance worldwide to plan and implement surveys to measure HIV and other infections (TB, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections) prevalence and behaviors and experiences (i.e., HIV testing, health services coverage, sexual and drug use risks, stigma and discrimination, HIV/STI knowledge, etc.) among vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations (i.e., sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, etc.). She has co-authored over 50 journal articles, book chapters and manuals.
L. Doloksaribu is currently the General Affair Officer of Country Coordinating Mechanism Indonesia. She has been working in the field of HIV since 2008. She was the committee of 9th International Congress on AIDS in the Asia Pacific (ICAAP) in Bali 2009, 4th National AIDS Conference in Yogyakarta 2011, 5th National AIDS Conference in Makassar 2015. She also involved in 11th ICAAP in Bangkok 2017 and International HIV Conference on Science in Paris 2017.
Valerie Alice FRANCOIS was born in Port-au- Prince, Haiti . She attended a Catholic school and was always on top of her class. As a young teenager, she traveled to Caracas, Venezuela with her parents and attended college and developed her passion for science, biology and physics. She attended Medical School at Notre Dame University of HAITI where she graduated after obtaining an outstanding mention
from the jury for her memoir: "The Epidemiology of Malaria in Bassin-Bleu" in 2005. In 2006, she traveled to the USA was initiated to Clinical Research at the Florida Heart Research Institute. In 2008, Francois came back to Haiti and joined the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi Sarcoma, GHESKIO, an NGO dedicated to research and training on Infectious Disease, HIV-AIDS, TB, Cholera, STD's and more.
Geoffrey Kinaalwa is currently the Executive Director of Mityana Uganda Charity (MUC)
a National NGO in Uganda responding to the social needs of communities affected
directly or indirectly by HIV/AIDS through provision of Education support, Water
Sanitation & Hygiene, Health systems strengthening and he is at the forefront of
advocating for policies to protect the Rights of marginalized populations in Uganda.
Under his leadership at MUC he has initiated several HIV/AIDS community based
programmes that reaches out to improve the physical, social-psycho and economic well
being of thousands of PLWHAs. He also serves on the Board of The AIDS Support
Organisation (TASO) – Mulago Branch where he chairs the Advocacy Committee.