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Editorial and Production Team

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher: Liz Highleyman

Technical Consultant and Associate Publisher: Jan Brittenson

Contributing Writers: Paul Dalton, Anna Forbes, Gregory Fowler, Cyd Nova, Matt Sharp, Theo Smart

NAM/Aidsmap Collaborators: Keith Alcorn, Gus Cairns, Michael Carter, Carole Leach-Lemens, Leslie Odendal, Roger Pebody

Video Production: Gregory Fowler

Illustrations: Russell Kightley, Russell Kightley Media

Web Design and Production: Chuck Munson, Bread and Roses Web Design

Web Design Concept: Michael Curran

Legal Advisor: Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Founder and Advisor: Ronald Baker


Liz Highleyman was named editor-in-chief of in February 2011. She got involved with AIDS advocacy as a member of ACT UP/Boston in the late 1980s and has been a medical writer and editor specializing in HIV and viral hepatitis for more than 20 years. She has written for publications including Achieve (ACRIA), Aidsmap (NAM), GMHC Treatment Issues, HCV Advocate, POZ, HepPositively Aware, and The Well Project. She is a former editor of the Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS (BETA), published by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and former health editor for Ask Jeeves (now She studied at Harvard School of Public Health and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Ronald Baker founded in 1999 and served as editor-in-chief and publisher for its first 12 years. He has extensive experience in publishing, community education, and HIV treatment advocacy. He was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for study at the University of Berlin and earned his PhD in German Language and Literature at Harvard University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He is the founding director of Treatment Education and Advocacy at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and founding editor of the Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS (BETA). Baker passed away in 2017 after a long illness.

Last updated: 9/5/17