David Gold is an attorney and principal of Global Health Strategies. David began working with the Rockefeller Foundation in 1995 to build the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. He served as IAVI’s Vice President for Policy and Public Support where he oversaw the creation of global policy and advocacy programs, as well as IAVI’s regional programs in North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America. Working closely with IAVI's CEO, David helped build political support and financial commitments from eight OECD governments, multilateral agencies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation totaling more than US$300 million. He also created partnerships and alliances with key institutions, including the World Health Organization, the European Union, the US National Institutes of Health and the Brazilian Government. David also created the IAVI Report, a publication devoted to AIDS vaccine research that now reaches more than 8000 subscribers in 130 countries.
David is also co-founder of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, an organisation that advocates the development and delivery of new HIV prevention technologies. From 1991-1995, David headed the Medical Information Program at Gay Men's Health Crisis, the world's first and largest AIDS organization, and edited its newsletter on HIV therapies, Treatment Issues. He began working in AIDS as a member of ACT UP's Treatment & Data Committee.
David has written and contributed to a wide range of reports on global health issues. He has also served on research advisory panels for a number of different organizations including the World Health Organization, the United Nations, the US National Institutes of Health and a number of pharmaceutical companies. Prior to working on global health issues, David headed an investment company that focused on real estate and publishing. He currently lives in New York City and has a 9-year old son.