Eric has been HIV+ for 30 years, and advocating for human rights longer than that. He volunteers extensively, as an editor for the Desert AIDS Project and the chair of their Program Development Committee, for the HIV & Aging Research Project-Palm Springs as newsletter editor and on their Stakeholder Steering Committee and Patient Partner Committee, and as president of Let’s Kick ASS Palm Springs. He speaks locally and to wider audiences about issues affecting people aging with HIV, travelling to USCA, AIDSWatch, and to the 2018 International AIDS Conference. He recently compiled and published the Kick ASS Manual, sponsored by the NMAC HIV 50+ program, addressing issues of aging with HIV through individual stories and brief medical papers. The Manual is available online at lkaps.org.