The ANCHOR Study is important to me for a number of reasons. The most important reasons are that dear friends and family members have been impacted by both HIV/AIDS and cancer. I cared for a number of patients at the hight of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the US. Among them was one of my best friends. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2008 due to HIV/AIDS related complications. I have also lost several family members to cancer. And currently, my father and several other family members are fighting their own cancer battles. So, cancer and HIV have affected me and the people I care for very deeply.
These are some of the reasons why I am happy to be a member of the Community Advisory Board with the Anal Dysplasia Clinic Midwest, in Chicago. Through our efforts, I see the chance to improve, and even save, the lives of those who are living with these conditions.