TO: AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators,

        Community Advisory Board Liaisons, CAB members, HIV treatment community

FROM: William Royce Hardin, Co-chair New Member Selection Committee

               Nathaniel Johnson, Co-chair New Member Selection Committee

DATE: December 3, 2007

SUBJECT: Winter 2007 – 2008 Solicitation for ACTG NCAB Applications

The ACTG Network Community Advisory Board (NCAB) is accepting applications for membership. The NCAB seeks qualified individuals from U.S. and International ACTG sites to apply for membership. The composition of the NCAB is mandated to reflect the impact of the domestic and international HIV epidemic in the areas served by the ACTG network. HIV positive people, HIV community advocates, MSM, men and women of color, and young adults are encouraged to apply. Experience participating in ACTG Community Advisory Boards (CAB’s) is looked upon favorably in the application process. All applicants must possess a fundamental knowledge of HIV disease and treatment issues. All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Reliable access to the Internet and a computer are required.

NCAB members are expected to advocate for community issues as part of protocol teams, resource committees and in leadership roles. The NCAB applicant should expect to devote up to 10 hours a week on conference calls, committee assignments and reviewing e-mail. NCAB members are required to attend up to three face-to-face conferences (3-6 days each) annually. NCAB members commit to a three-year term with an option of one additional year of service.

The application is available on the ACTG Website; (http://aactg. htm#Membership) Applications are also available from Allegra Cermak, NCAB/GCAB Coordinator, ACTG Operations Center, at 877-658-2624, or 301-628-3312, or by e-mail at "acermak@s-3. com". The application includes a current NCAB Member Job Description.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY OR TYPEWRITTEN AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00PM EST, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 at the office of Allegra Cermak, NCAB/GCAB Community Coordinator at the above mentioned e-mail address, by fax at 301-628-3302, or by mail at: ACTG Operations Center, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., 8757 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3714.

All applications meeting submission guidelines will be considered. Members of the NCAB New Member Subcommittee will interview selected applicants. Please review the application and instructions carefully. Please direct any questions on the application process to Allegra Cermak, at 877-658-2624, or 301-628-3312, or by e-mail at "acermak@s-3. com".

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