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Who We Are

We are part of the world’s largest clinical trials program devoted to the development and testing of preventive HIV vaccines. Working closely with both the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and the HIV Prevention Network (HPTN), we are dedicated to finding a successful HIV vaccine.

  • We employ epidemiologically informed research to remain on the cutting edge to determine who is at risk and why.
  • Through the design and testing of groundbreaking prevention strategies our work has simultaneously helped to increase HIV testing and reduce overall HIV risk.

In collaboration with the Columbia Research Unit as part of the Columbia Collaborative HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, Project Achieve is a global leader in HIV prevention research. We aim to find a safe, effective vaccine to end HIV.

We are deeply committed to the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community, both in New York City and worldwide. With our offices and clinic located in the New York Blood Center’s Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention, we strive to de-stigmatize HIV within its historically affected populations and beyond.

What We Do


As part of the New York Blood Center’s Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention, Project ACHIEVE conducts HIV intervention trials to develop innovative ways for our participants to reduce their risk of exposure. In coordination with the HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the HIV Prevention Network, our studies account for all phases of HIV vaccine research, both on a local and global level.


Education is essential to us and our work. We build community awareness through our research, clinical trials, and staff and participant engagement, both in and outside the clinic. Through group presentations, workshops, conferences, and newsletters we continue to build a groundswell of acceptance and support for our mission.


Partnering with multiple Community Based Organizations in the New York City metro area, Project ACHIEVE develops and tests new behavioral interventions.  Our Community Education and Recruitment staff is frequently found in the streets engaging potential participants for studies and distributing HIV prevention materials.  We actively organize and participate in community events to commemorate special days of the year such as: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, and New York City Gay Prides. Some of our trial participants and other volunteers from the community have become part of our Community Advisory Board (CAB).  The CAB meets throughout the year to discuss the interests and concerns of target communities in light of HIV prevention.

Project ACHIEVE Staff

Michael Bianco
John Bonelli, MSW
Paris Green
Pablo Lundie
Vijay Nandi, MPH
Leila Noori, MD
Jorge Soler, PhD, MPH
Hong Van Tieu, MD, MS
Radica West, NP
Gulseren Yilmaz, RN