Alasdair Burton is a retired mainframe Systems Programmer, and a Volunteer Peer Support Group facilitator. He is one of Los Angeles County’s Commissioners on HIV (LACoH) for an HIV Stakeholder seat. He is also one of the Co-chairs of the LACoH’s Consumer Caucus, for consumers of Ryan White Act services, working to help raise awareness of those services for Persons Living With HIV (PLWH) in LA County. He has served on several Community Advisory Boards since the 1990s, while being a participant in many clinical trials. More than 20 years ago, he was one of the first three participants in one of the first clinicals trials of Gene Modification of Autologous Stem Cells to protect them against HIV, which have gradually shown more and more success. While they have yet to find a sufficiently effective combination to be deemed an HIV Cure, he continues to encourage people to participate in clinical trials, and to become more familiar with and more comfortable with their own individual medical health and health overall, as a member of LACoH’s Aging Caucus.