Prof F Ventor is the Division Head of Ezintsha at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He leads multiple antiretroviral treatment optimisation studies, and has an active interest in public sector access to HIV services. He is currently working on new first and second line antiretroviral options, patient linkage-to-care interventions, infectious diseases self-testing projects, and improving screening and treatment of non-communicable diseases within HIV clinics. He has led large PEPFAR-funded HIV programmes in South Africa, including one that focuses on truckers and sex workers. He has been represented on South African and regional HIV guidelines for almost 20 years having done almost all his training within South Africa.