The mission of the CAB at the USC ACTU is to integrate community involvement in the unit by enhancing dialogue between researchers and individuals infected with or affected by HIV. Anyone with an interest in the HIV/AIDS research agenda is welcome to attend monthly CAB meetings. For information about the next meeting, please contact Connie Funk, CAB Liaison. CAB Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 4:00 pm in the third floor conference room located in the 5P21/Rand Schrader Clinic. Please call (323) 343-8282 for more information or directions.

The purpose of the CAB is to:

  • Provide an opportunity for individuals infected with or affected by HIV to discuss issues relating to feasibility, recruitment, access, community acceptability and other social or political factors in HIV/AIDS research.
  • Encourage participation from diverse affected communities as identified by race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or socioeconomic status.
  • Solicit community feedback and communicate comments and proposals regarding research and treatment issues to ACTU researchers and 5P21 clinic staff as well as provide assistance concerning issues related to the accrual and retention of trial participants.

All persons interested are encouraged to attend the CAB meetings. Representatives from Community Based Organizations are welcome and encouraged to become involved.

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