In 2011, Jirair joined the office of U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA). As a Legislative Director, Jirair worked closely with Members of Congress and federal agencies to help shape implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and was lead staff author of the Health Equity and Accountability Act, legislation to address health disparities in communities of color. In Congress, Jirair worked to foster bipartisan partnerships with lawmakers and community advocates to start the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus and secure funding for diseases that impact minority communities, including hepatitis, cancer, sickle-cell and HIV/AIDS.
Currently at Gilead Sciences, Jirair works with governments to expand access to lifesaving medicines. He works on a range of international and domestic policy issues, including Ryan White, and leads business to government engagement in Africa, Middle East and Cuba.