Basic Science, Vaccines & Cure Project Director
Treatment Action Group
New York, USA
In his current role as the Treatment Action Group’s (TAG’s) Basic Science, Vaccines and Cure Project Director, Richard Jefferys is particularly focused on HIV cure research education and advocacy. Among the project’s most widely used and cited resources is the regularly updated listing of HIV cure-related clinical trials and studies on the TAG website, which Richard created in 2014 as a spin off from its annual Pipeline Reports. Richard represents TAG on the IAS Towards an HIV Cure Advisory Board, the amfAR Cure Council and the DARE Collaboratory Community Advisory Board. Richard began working in the HIV field in 1994 at the AIDS Treatment Data Network in New York City. He helped establish the Health GAP Coalition in 1999 and has written for a wide range of publications. He originally moved from London to New York in the early '90s to go dancing and make house music, and still harbours an affection for the analogue drum machines and synthesizers of the 1980s.