ViiV Healthcare recognises the enormous significance of the community response to HIV/AIDS. The company remains committed not only to improve access for individuals to the HIV medicines they need, but also to support the communities most affected by the disease. For people living with or vulnerable to HIV, the community plays a crucial role: providing direct support, advocating prevention, educating peers, campaigning for services and treatment, and standing up to discrimination and the abuse of human rights.

We are committed to working with patient groups at the highest levels of transparency and ethical standards. Key principles of our work with patient groups are trust and mutual respect. We enter into relationships committed to sustaining a long-term working relationship, which also reinforces the credibility and independence of patient groups.

Global principles for working with patient groups

  • The independence of patient groups, of their political judgement and of their activities shall be assured
  • In all co-operative matters, transparency is vital
  • Any joint policies undertaken between patient groups and ViiV Healthcare shall be based on mutual respect and trust
  • We shall refrain from using undue influence to promote specific medicines or services
  • In any working with patient groups we will always comply with local laws/governance