The UNC Community Advisory Board (CAB) facilitates communication between the HIV affected community and researchers of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). The CAB is composed of people affected by or living with HIV from the community. They volunteer their time to provide input to research staff regarding the selection and development of clinical trials undertaken at UNC. They work to educate the community about clinical trials and other HIV related issues. The CAB and research staff share a common interest in balancing the needs of the HIV affected community with the scientific goals of the CTU.