Ms. Dee is delighted to be working with the DARE research team who are genuinely community friendly, valuing and respecting community participation and input. She is extremely excited by their cutting edge scientific agenda which emphasizes the role of the immune system in HIV cure research.
David Evans is the Director of HIV Programs at Project Inform, an HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) consumer advocacy, policy and education organization that was founded in 1985 in San Francisco. David is responsible for translating scientific discovery into advocacy and policy efforts to hasten the search for a cure for HIV, to improve HIV treatment and treatment implementation and to facilitate discovery and adoption of biomedical prevention methods such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
Cipriano Martinez has been actively engaged in the Australian HIV response since his 1993 HIV diagnosis. His passion for HIV prevention and peer support guided a long-term collaboration with Australian HIV sector agencies like, the West Australian AIDS Council, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and the National Association of People Living with HIV Australia (NAPWHA).
Steve was born in 1945 on a date he was honored to find would become World AIDS Day (December 1). He and his sister were inculcated by their parents early on with the concept of tzedakah (Hebrew for charity), and he has carried that on in his life by supporting local, national, and international community organizations with both time and money.
Moisés Agosto-Rosario is a longtime treatment advocate and educator for people living with HIV and AIDS. A frequent public speaker and writer in both English and Spanish, Mr. Agosto-Rosario has played a crucial role in ensuring that communities of color have equal access to care, treatment, and lifesaving information and has won numerous awards for his work with the HIV community.
Richard Jefferys began working in the HIV/AIDS field in 1994 at the AIDS Treatment Data Network in New York City. He coauthored The Access Project Report (1995) with Ken and Nancy Fornataro, the first report to comprehensively assess the availability of HIV and AIDS therapies and nutritional supplements through ADAP and Medicaid in every state.
Danielle M. Campbell, MPH received a BS in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine and an MPH from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Danielle is a Commissioner to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV. She also serves as Governing Councilor to the HIV/ AIDS Section and Science Board of the American Public Health Association.
Nelson Vergel is a 36 -year HIV survivor, health author, speaker and leading advocate for improved access to life-saving options for HIV+ people with limited treatment options and those with metabolic disorders. He holds a chemical engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Houston.