Robert Munk, Ph.D., was involved in AIDS activism since 1987, the year he tested positive. He was the first development director for The NAMES Project in San Francisco before founding the AIDS Service Providers Association of the Bay Area. He moved to New Mexico in 1992.
In 1997, he founded AIDS InfoNet, an Internet-based patient education resource providing HIV treatment information in English, Spanish and several other languages. His main focus was on providing current HIV/AIDS treatment information in non-technical language.
He was a frequent writer and speaker on HIV treatment topics. He was a patient representative on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee.
He participated on numerous advisory boards and international scientific conference planning committees, including the New Mexico Governor's HIV/AIDS Policy Commission.
On July 11, 2015, Dr. Munk passed away. Read TheBody.com's remembrance page for Dr. Munk.