Valdiléa Gonçalves Veloso is a medical doctor with an MSc in infectious diseases and a PhD in public health. She is a Professor at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and Director of the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases/Fiocruz/MoH (INI/Fiocruz), which she joined in 1988. Valdiléa has headed the care department at the Brazilian National HIV/AIDS Program and been Director of the AIDS Program of the Rio de Janeiro State Health Department. She is Chair of the ImPrEP Project for implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis for men who have sex with men and trans individuals. She has served on HPTN and ACTG scientific committees and protocol teams and the HPTN executive committee. She was PI of the iPrEX, iPrEX OLE and HPTN 085 (AMP) protocols at IPEC/FIOCRUZ. She is Faculty of the Master and PhD Program in Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases at INI/Fiocruz and a member of the Brazilian MoH HIV treatment and prevention guidelines.