John has lived in South Florida for the past 25 years and called the Little Haiti neighborhood home for the past 17 years. John became an HIV/AIDS advocate in law school in the early 1990s after being diagnosed with AIDS at that time. Currently he is a member of the Miami-Dade HIV Partnership, and is involved with the Planning Council’s activities on medical services and housing. Previously, he was a member of the ACTG-CCG, the Complications of HIV R.A.C. and the Executive Committee. He also served on the CAB for the National Eye Institute’s studies on AIDS related complications.
John is also a participant in ANCHOR and eagerly awaits its findings in order to make sure that all PLWH receive the highest standard of care related to anal carcinoma and HPV.
In his free time, John sings with several choirs, teaches several bible study classes, and thoroughly enjoys daily morning walks and bike rides.