Penn Center for AIDS Research

Community Advisory Board

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Chair: Andre Ford

The mission of the CAB is to foster and maintain partnerships and open communication between Penn CFAR researchers and community members. The CAB also works to enhance HIV education, prevention, treatment and research activities reflecting both investigators' interests and community needs.

The 12th Annual Red Ribbon Awards will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Notable Activities

The Penn CFAR CAB held its first meeting on January 21, 2003 and meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The Behavioral and Social Sciences Core provides administrative and program support to the CAB in support of its mission and projects. The CAB is composed of representatives from a range of campus and community-based AIDS prevention and care organizations, PLWHA, community members and activists.

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We Choose to Remember
the Dale Grundy's, Rick Britts
all those we held in silence
now in the realm of our ancestors
they not only died, they fought
organized, demanded more....
from a system
a government that initially
turned its back
on the dying, the sick human beings
even now stigmatized

we choose to remember
the many and the un-named
the hidden though in plain site
they would not say
and now
we are here
not just guided by memory
but by desires, destiny and deeds

so let us move forward
and challenge ourselves, each other
and the nation
"to do the right thing"
all the while....
choosing to remember.

Written by Robert Carter

Community Advisory Board News

  • The Community Advisory Board will celbrate its 13th Annual Red Ribbon Award Ceremony on December 1, 2016. View the winners!

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