What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Frank Martinez and I am from Los Angeles California
When did you join the ACTG?
I got involved in 2007.
Why did you get involved with the ACTG, and what are some of the things you’ve done as a member?
I’m an advocate for HIV and TB research. My specialty is HIV, because I’ve been positive for 22 years.
Describe your community.
I live in a low-income community.
What are the most important treatment issues to your community?
Adherence is a big issue. It can be a challenge for people to take their medications, especially our homeless community who doesn’t always have a place to keep their medications.
How do you want your work in the ACTG to be remembered?
I would love to be remembered for doing what I love: being an activist, reaching out to people who are living with HIV and trying to give them a more positive mental attitude
What are your future hopes for the ACTG and HIV research?
To end the HIV virus!