ViiV Healthcare recognises the enormous significance of the community response to HIV/AIDS.

We are committed not only to improve access to our HIV medicines, but also to support the communities most affected by the disease.

We seek out and build new partnerships and connections to help strengthen education, support services, local healthcare capacity and capabilities, reduce stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS and the development and evaluation of new interventions and approaches to health service delivery.

Established in 1992, our Positive Action programme supports vulnerable communities around the world. We typically work with Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and Community Based Organisation (CBO) partners to deliver sustainable projects at a grass-roots level in communities facing the most acute challenges of HIV and AIDS.

As well as the Positive Action programme, ViiV Healthcare launched the Positive Action for Children Fund to support efforts to eradicate mother to child transmission of HIV and the Paediatric Innovation Seed Fund which partners with organisations that focus on the evidence base for paediatric care and treatment.

In 2015 we are launching three new Positive Action Funds – one focused on adolescents, one on women and girls and a third focused on men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.  

Examples of our current partnerships with the community include:

  • Our Positive Action Southern Initiative - a collaborative, community–focused programme designed to address gaps in services or programmes that support linkages to care and treatment adherence for individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the Southern States of the US. 
  • Our partnership with amfAR TREAT Asia to support 20 projects in six countries in Asia focused on children and adolescents, the paediatricians who care for them and the researchers working to improve their lives through evidence-based research. 
  • Our support for the Community-led HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (CHAPP) in Kenya working with SOTENI’s unique AIDS Barefoot Doctors to promote prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT).