Tim Gaub originally thought it seemed as though the end was near once I learned of my own HIV status, but thankfully I have responded very well to treatment and have expectations to live a long, normal life. It has spurred me on early to help those who are newly diagnosed or long-term survivors as well as myself. Very early on after my diagnosis I sought out ways to participate in HIV clinical trials and have done that through the Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA). Since then, the CPCRA has become a part of the larger AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and while having always been a Community Advisory Board (CAB) member, I’m now serving as the Global Community Advisory Board representative for the Denver Public Health CPCRA Clinical Research Site (a part of the CPCRA Clinical Trials Unit of the ACTG) as well as the Co-Chair of the CAB. Additionally, I recently became a co-moderator for the Strength in Numbers social networking site (SINMen.net) which is essentially a facebook-like site for HIV+ gay men. Locally, I’ve joined with a growing group of HIV+ individuals in the Denver metro area called One on One Peer Mentoring to both receive and deliver mentoring services to individuals who seek out the assistance of our mentors to educate and support each other in our own self management of medical and emotional care across a broad range of populations. My interests certainly are anywhere where the need is greatest, although I have particular interest in Latin America.