Of the 38 million people living with HIV globally, almost 75% live in low- and middle- income countries, and 27% are not on treatment. We are committed to enabling access to our medicines to benefit people affected by HIV, regardless of their income, location, status, age or gender.
Resolving the persistent problem of health disparities is the central focus of Achieving health equity: a roadmap to eliminating disparities, a report sponsored by ViiV Healthcare and conducted by Economist Impact.
Our access to medicines strategy considers the specific challenges faced in terms of epidemic burden and economic status.
The strategy includes all low-income, least-developed, middle income and Sub-Saharan African countries (developing countries) where the unmet need for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is greatest.
By working together with our national partners, we are helping to drive greater access to treatments.
We are also encouraging a positive environment for the continued development of new treatments options and preventative approaches, to support PLHIV and those at risk of HIV infection.
We are playing a part in working towards the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 and achieve an HIV-free future.
Our partnership with the Fast-Track Cities initiative is testament of our ongoing support towards meeting UN’s HIV-free future goal.
ViiV Healthcare is proud to highlight what makes Lisbon’s HIV response so unique.
The report offers recommendations for multiple stakeholders aimed at improving health-related inequities experienced by LGBTI+ communities worldwide.
Nneka Nwokolo, Director, Patient Affairs and M. Keith Rawlings, Senior Medical Director, ViiV Healthcare reflects on health disparities in the UK and US, and what needs to change.
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellowcard in the Google Play or Apple App store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
If you are from outside the UK, you can report adverse events to GSK/ViiV by selecting your region and market, here.