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Women Alive Job Announcement

Peer Support Advocate for AT LAST Clinical Trial
On Call Hourly Position

Summer 2000

Position Description

Provide on-going support, education, and assist individuals in successfully participating in the AT LAST clinical trial. Act as an advocate for HIV-infected women and men who are enrolled in the study. Coordinate and facilitate support groups and conference calls for the participants. Serve as a link between the participants and the Clinical Trial Staff.

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide information to study participants and assist them in advocating for their overall health needs.
  • Develop, establish, and maintain ongoing one-on-one peer relationships with study participants.
  • Assess individuals needs, identify potential barriers that may prevent individuals from participating in the study, and assist individuals with problem solving regarding barriers to clinical trial participation.
  • Provided Peer-to-Peer emotional support for study participants.
  • Provide participants with information and support regarding the AT LAST clinical trial, treatment and compliance issues.
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate phone and support groups with study participants.
  • Provide referrals and coordinate services with study participants as needed, as well as with Clinical trial staff.
  • Maintain documentation and study participant support-activity files.
  • Report to the Women Alive National Coordinator.


  • Advance knowledge of HIV/AIDS, treatments, and clinical trials and STRONG ADVOCACY SKILLS.
  • Must be able to work with diverse populations.
  • Self motivated, able to work independently as part of the organizational and study team, as well as with and without supervision.
  • Life experience is essential.
  • Must be willing to carry a beeper (and be on-call).

Women living with HIV, bilingual, and ethnically diverse populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is open in the following areas:

  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Dallas
  • Nashville
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mail cover and resume to:
Women Alive
Attn: Ana Rodriguez
1566 S. Burnside Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019
or fax to:
(323) 965-9886

For more information call: Ana Rodriguez, (800) 554-4876, or e-mail us at Please be clear as to which location you are applying for.

To find out more about the study, please refer to The At Last Trial in this edition.


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