Our work towards combatting organisational stigma
Our industry-leading Positive Action programmes, initially created by GSK and now run through ViiV Healthcare, have been tackling HIV stigma for over twenty years; working with the communities most vulnerable to HIV with efforts spanning innovations in HIV care services, initiatives aimed at preventing HIV, building capacity in grassroots communities and addressing HIV stigma and discrimination.
Through the Positive Action Challenges, Community Strategic Initiatives and Breakthrough funding streams, we identify and fund innovative strategies to link priority populations to stigma-free services. Read more about our Positive Action strategy for 2020 – 2030.
In collaboration with Implementation Science we work at trying to understand which interventions are effective in addressing HIV related stigma in healthcare settings.
Through partnerships and campaigns, we are actively contributing to fighting HIV stigma and discrimination. Launched in June 2020, Gareth Thomas started the Tackle HIV campaign in partnership with ViiV Healthcare and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) after hearing first-hand how deeply stigma and self-stigma affect people living with HIV. ViiV is also an active participant in the THT back to work programme, supporting people living with HIV to reintegrate into the world of work.