Community Advisory Board (CAB)
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) is a volunteer organization established to encourage community involvement within the Trials Group in order to advance HIV/AIDS education and research. The members hold a monthly meeting to address and respond to HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials issues and information. Some responsibilities of the CAB are:
- To review ACTG Treatment Trials and Protocols.
- To provide outreach to the community regarding clinical trials.
- To develop and provide community input to the ACTG.
CAB Mission Statement
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is the voice of the HIV infected/affected community of the Greater Cincinnati area. The CAB consists of volunteers with a common goal of balancing the best interest of individuals infected with HIV while supporting the scientific agenda of the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG). At the University of Cincinnati the CAB's primary goals are:
- To forge a viable partnership that will lead to improvement of knowledge and care of patients with HIV/AIDS.
- To help raise the understanding of HIV/AIDS medical services and clinical research process in a language that can be understood.
- To contribute critical input into the development of protocols for clinical trials.
- To support in the recruitment and retention of clinical trials participants.