Moisés Agosto-Rosario

Moisés Agosto-Rosario is a longtime treatment advocate and educator for people living with HIV and AIDS.  A frequent public speaker and writer in both English and Spanish, Mr. Agosto-Rosario has played a crucial role in ensuring that communities of color have equal access to care, treatment, and lifesaving information and has won numerous awards for his work with the HIV community.  He is currently the Director of Treatment for the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC).  Previously he worked as project manager for the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) with the HIV Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness, a project of the Tides Center.  In this role, he was responsible for all programs in the Caribbean, Latin America, West/Central Africa and East Africa.  Prior to his tenure at ITPC, Moises was the Vice President & Managing Director for Community Access, a Nelson Communications Company and member of the Publicis Healthcare Group.

 

From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Agosto-Rosario served as Director of Research and Treatment Education and Advocacy for NMAC, where he was responsible for the development, implementation, and management of all treatment education components for NMAC’s numerous educational programs.  In addition, Mr. Agosto-Rosario oversaw all advocacy activities related to treatment access, AIDS biomedical research, and founded the North American AIDS Treatment Action Forum, an important international conference organized annually by NMAC.  Before joining NMAC, Mr. Agosto-Rosario served as the editor of SIDA Ahora, the Spanish publication of the People with AIDS Coalition of New York, and was an active member of ACT UP.

 

Mr. Agosto-Rosario has served on numerous community, industry, and government advisory boards, including the Health and Human Services National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development; the board of the Forum for Collaborative AIDS Research; and the ACTG Community Constituency Group.  At present, he is the co-chair of the Ad Hoc Minority Research Group of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council and is an active member of the AIDS Research Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He sits on the Treatment Advisory Board of NMAC and on the New York City Commission on AIDS. He is an active member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

 

Mr. Agosto-Rosario graduated in 1988 from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, with a B.A. in Literature and Education.  He currently resides in Birchwood City, Oxon Hill  Maryland.

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