APIN operates under a two-tiered governance structure, consisting of three members/trustees of high national and international repute and a board of directors consisting of six non-executive directors and one executive officer. Both levels of the governance structure comprise different stakeholders in the HIV/AIDS community, including a PLHIV laboratory scientists, infectious disease specialists, prevention specialists and internationally recognized clinical researchers. The members operate as APIN’s trustees through strategic planning and policy guidance.
The Board of Directors, which reports to the trustees is primarily responsible for APIN’s strategic direction. As a result, in an effort to promote accountability in the governance structure, the trustees provide independent review of the Board of Directors’ decision-making for purposes of controlling conflicts of interest.