Regan Hofmann: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Regan Hofmann

Editor-in-Chief of POZ Magazine

Regan Hofmann is currently editor-in-chief of POZ magazine and, a national, award-winning magazine and website for people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS. She is editorial director of Smart + Strong, the multimedia healthcare information company that publishes POZ and, as well as a host of other magazines and websites focusing on other health concerns. A journalist of 20 years, Hofmann first publicly disclosed her HIV positive status in April 2006 when she appeared on POZ’s cover. Hofmann believes in leadership by HIV-positive people in order to fight the spread of the pandemic. Her message is one of personal empowerment, overcoming fear and standing up against ignorance and discrimination.

Hofmann has professional media training and frequently speaks to students, health care professionals, government leaders and the general public worldwide about her HIV status in an attempt to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, and participates as a keynote speaker, moderator or panelist at various conferences and conventions internationally. She has emceed fundraisers and has hosted charity events.

Hofmann has appeared on ABC's Good Morning, America with Diane Sawyer, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Doctors, NBC's Your Total Health and NPR. She has been featured in numerous publications around the world including: The New York Times, Vogue, New York magazine, The London Daily Telegraph, British Marie Claire, Australia's Madison Magazine, The Taipei Times and The China Post. She appeared in a Cable Positive documentary—Women and HIV—with E.R. actress Gloria Reuben. She was featured in Kenneth Cole's spring 2008 fashion advertising campaign.

Hofmann not only has the courage to fight HIV and the debilitating stigma that surrounds it, but she writes about her experience with unflinching honesty and a deep affection for the family and friends who support her. Her memoir, I Have Something to Tell You is a story of disease and survival, and an inspiring account of a life driven by a sense of purpose and a search for love in the face of the unthinkable. More than anything, it is a story that reminds us that while life can change in an instant, we each hold the power to decide how we use the time we have. With humor, vitality and an unquenchable passion, Hofmann shows us a life fully lived.

Hofmann is a board member of the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), a board member of the Names Project, an ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, co-chair of God’s Love We Deliver’s Leadership Council, a member of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment, and a steering committee member for ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action program. She has served as a U.S. delegate at the United Nations’ General Assembly’s Special Session on AIDS and has traveled internationally on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to speak about HIV/AIDS and stigma. She was named by MIN magazine "One of the Top 21 Most Intriguing People of 2006."

Hofmann has a B.A. from Trinity College in Connecticut and lives on a farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey where she enjoys riding her horses.

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  • The Power of Self-Esteem to Face Your Fear and Keep You Well
  • The Healing Power of Truth: Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination
  • The Global Economic and Health Implications of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

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