Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD, is Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town. She is also Chief Operating Officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. She is a physician scientist with a keen interest in HIV, tuberculosis and related diseases. Her research interests include programmatic and action research around antiretroviral roll out and TB integration, prevention of HIV in women, youth and men who have sex with men. She is immediate past President of the International AIDS Society and serves on a number of other national and international committees and boards.