The City Council is expected to appoint members to the revamped HIV Advisory Committee--the only one of its kind countywide--at its meeting Tuesday.
The seven-member committee is changing its focus. It was formed in 1987 to promote AIDS awareness and improve public education of the disease.
Now, with patients living longer, the committee wants to help them manage their long-term illness and provide job retraining for those who never thought they would return to work.
About 500 Laguna Beach residents have HIV or AIDS.
Candidates, who were asked to submit an application by Wednesday, will be interviewed by council members, who will vote during the public portion of the meeting.
It will begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. Information: (714) 497-0705.