I have over 25 years of research experience and have been working in the area of HIV since 1994. For the last five years my research has been primarily in the area of HIV social and behavioural research in Asia and the Pacific, with a focus on gender, sexuality and global HIV. I run the International HIV Research group based at the University of new South Wales and which delivers a program of international research and research training. This was set up five years ago and encompasses projects in Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific, Indonesia, Timor Leste and Sri Lanka. This program of research and training is carried out in partnership with a number of universities and research centres, and we now have MOAs with six universities and research centres in the region.