Mr. An Bao graduated with a Master of Public Health in Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. He is a Vietnamese expert in public health with experience working with the government and non-government sector, focusing on HIV/AIDS services. He also has extensive experiences in laboratory environments, particularly in designing, implementing, and monitoring data management systems in support of laboratory quality management. He is extremely familiar with both national and international quality standards for HIV and CD4 laboratory procedures, and with the structure and policies of the Vietnam Ministry of Health in relation to HIV. He contributes to building the capacity of local institutions, including the Ministry of Health, provincial health services and local organizations, to implement and take full ownership of evidence-based interventions designed to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. These interventions focus on integrated prevention, care and treatment for people who inject drugs, female sex workers and their clients, and homosexual relations between men.
In November 2018, assigned by Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA)/ Ministry of Science and Technology, as the Director of Center for Applied Research on Men and Community Health – CARMAH. a local MSM-led NGO, established to improve the health and quality of life of gay and bisexual men, transgender people, and male homosexual activities in Vietnam through the application of effective and evidence-based health interventions.