In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ANCHOR study team has advised local site staff to contact ANCHOR participants who are scheduled to be seen in the next 4 weeks about whether they should come in for their appointment. If you do not hear from your site’s study staff, please reach out to them. If you are waiting to be screened for the ANCHOR study, please be patient- we WILL see you as soon as we possibly can, once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please contact your local ANCHOR site if you have any questions or concerns.
Alex Garbera has been involved with ANCHOR’s subject area for over 30 years, having launched one of the first anal PAP social awareness campaigns in 1989, when it was still very controversial. He is one of the original members of the Connecticut ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program), joining in 1987. He has participated in both regional and statewide HIV consortia and planning councils, and in 2004 started the first Connecticut social marketing campaign for long-term survivors of HIV. His undergraduate work focused on behavioral research and scientific ethics. He currently serves as the co-chair for the New Haven mayor’s Task Force on AIDS.