Jacqueline is an AVAC fellow and an HIV positive activist who has for long worked in the community to encourage others to live positively by sharing her story with them. She has a special interest in sexual and reproductive health for young HIV positive women and girls and advocating for their rights. At the time she was awarded this Fellowship, she worked at the AIDS Law Project (ALP) in Nairobi which deals  with legal issues on HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

John Mutsambi is an HIV prevention research advocate, cultural anthropologist, bioethicist, social worker and community engagement specialist who is passionate about supporting the development of new HIV prevention technologies and making sure that they become accessible to those who need them. He has worked in collaboration with advocates and civil society to successfully advocate for Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in South Africa and his interest has now expanded to implementation science. John is currently supporting TB/HIV Care to implement PrEP programs for Sex workers in South Africa.

Angelo Kaggwa-Katumba is program manager at AVAC. His focus is on building research literacy in communities affected by research. He previously worked as communications officer with the UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program in Uganda. 
Liz McGregor is author of Khabzela and co-author of No Valley Without Shadows (MSF and the struggle for universal ARVs). She is former deputy editor of the opinion pages of the Guardian

Ntombozuko Kraai is a highly experienced community activist in key prevention research areas, including medical male circumcision, PrEP and microbicides. She is interested in the ethics of clinical trials. Her present focus is on the roll-out of PrEP for young women and she is passionate about the importance of empowering young women to champion their own interests.

L. Leigh Ann van der Merwe is a biracial transgender woman from the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Leigh founded SHE, the Social, Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender Women of Africa. Leigh, who holds a certificate in community journalism from the University of South Africa, considers herself an “intersectional” feminist.