HIV Community Engagement


At ViiV Healthcare, we are committed to leaving no one living with HIV behind – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual identification or socioeconomic status. We put community at the center of everything we do.

Learn more about why we are so proud of our commitments to communities in the US most disproportionally impacted by HIV and meet a few of our grantees to see how our work is directly impacting the communities they serve.

Our Approach to Community Engagement

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We collaborate with the community in a stepwise approach:

  • We Listen – seeking insights and increasing our understanding to foster collaboration and action.
  • We Activate – creating new initiatives and funding new community projects where there are the greatest disparities, while also connecting individuals and organizations to strengthen networks and services.
  • We Amplify – sharing insights to illuminate bright spots and drive community solutions.
  • We Sustain – strengthening leaders, organizations and communities to build and expand on the momentum of effective work.

This approach to community engagement informs all that we do and ensures we reach communities hardest hit by HIV across the country.

Positive Action

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ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action takes an innovative approach to HIV by supporting community programs that disrupt disparities in HIV care.

Through our Positive Action programs, we focus on strengthening and amplifying networks of people living with HIV and those who serve them. Our Positive Action programs work by activating effective linkage and engagement efforts, supporting advocacy efforts that elevate voices of people living with HIV and develop leaders and activate culture to dismantle stigma. We are here until HIV isn’t.

As the fight against HIV and AIDS continues, ViiV Healthcare is scaling up our response with more resources to disrupt persistent disparities for communities most impacted by HIV.

If you missed our “Connecting the Dots Virtual Conversation” about how to engage with ViiV Healthcare’s expanded commitment this year, you can watch a recording here.


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Through the accelerate Initiative, ViiV Healthcare supports place-based, community-driven activities that strengthen the health and well-being of Black men who have sex with men.

Through our Positive Action for Latinx Men program, we are committed to developing culturally appropriate and inclusive programming to address rising rates of HIV diagnoses in Latinx gay, bisexual, queer and trans men living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Through our Positive Action for Youth program, we are committed to nurturing innovative solutions and supportive mentorship programs to develop young leaders with the goal of closing gaps in HIV and AIDS, especially for young people.

Through Positive Action Community Grants (PACG), ViiV Healthcare supports community-led efforts to increase engagement in prevention and care, address stigma and build trust in HIV care among communities most disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. Organizations applying to PACG may request funding for General Operating Support, Special Events Sponsorships or Project Support.

Through our Positive Action for Women program, we are committed to breaking down isolation and stigma to improve access to networks of care for women of color living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Through our Positive Action Southern Initiative, we are committed to expanding and enhancing community-based linkage-to-care and adherence-to-treatment services for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS in the Southern US.

Community Connections