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. In an advocacy role, Richard helped establish the Health GAP Coalition in 1999. He left the Network in early 2001 to write about HIV immunology and vaccines for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative’s IAVI Report. Richard joined the Treatment Action Group (TAG) in 2001 and works for the Michael Palm Basic Science, Vaccines, and Cure Project. The project advocates for research to develop a cure for HIV infection, immune-based therapies and effective vaccines.