The UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation is pleased to welcome its two new NGO Delegates for the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions who will be replacing the representatives for the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition and the European AIDS Treatment Group.
John Rock has lived with HIV for over thirty years. He knows that he is only alive today because of the availability of good quality treatment. That is why since 2001 he has volunteered his time to fight for treatment access for all PLHIV in all countries. He served as Australian Board member of APN+ and as an advisor. Since 2008, he has been involved in the implementation of an AusAID-funded capacity building program in nine Asia Pacific countries on behalf of APN+. John is an active Global Board Member of ITPC which he sees as critically important in attaining the goal of quality HIV treatment for all.
Bryan Teixeira has been involved with the HIV NGO field since 1983 and is currently a consultant and active member of EATG. He founded the first HIV support groups in Vancouver and became Chair of the Board of AIDS Vancouver Island, one of the first HIV organizations in the world to be involved with needle exchange work for people living with HIV. He moved to the UK to become the CEO of Naz Project London, the largest and longest established HIV NGO in the UK working predominantly with migrants, where he has run successful HIV prevention projects.
You can read their full biographies on our Delegates page.
The NGO Delegation would like to thank the previous representatives, Attapon Ed Ngoksin and Ninoslav Mladenovic, for their hard work and support and wish them the best in their future endeavours.