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Taking on HIV
Beyond the Lab

We support communities disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic by promoting comprehensive approaches and partnering with people and organizations making a difference. Through programs like the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®, we work with advocates and healthcare organizations to build awareness, reduce HIV-related stigma and promote holistic wellness of individuals through mental health services and trauma-informed care.

HIV in the Southern U.S.

Did you know?
38% of the U.S. population lives in the South.
But the region accounts for more than half of new HIV
diagnoses in the country each year.*

*CDC: HIV in the Southern United States
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Showing Up in Our Communities

Through our regional-focused strategy, we support local organizations helping meet the needs of people most impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic while committed to stemming the tide of HIV in the South.

Capacity Building and Shared Knowledge

Coordinating Center: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Goal: Provide resources to help organizations more effectively scale and deliver support.

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Well-Being, Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Care

Coordinating Center: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Goal: Integrate focus on wellness, trauma, substance abuse and other mental health considerations to deliver the best care.

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Awareness, Education and Anti-Stigma Campaigns

Coordinating Center: Southern AIDS Coalition

Goal: Advocate for education, research and resources to combat the stigma, discrimination and health disparities that people living with HIV can face.

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Focused on People

By taking a comprehensive approach to R&D and patient care, we remain at the forefront of the latest innovations in HIV treatment.

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Inspiring Change at Home and Around the World

Our next chapter aims to build upon our achievements and continue challenging what we imagine is possible. We’re targeting the disease from every angle as we look forward to the day when the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a thing of the past.

HIV Age Positively

Awarding more than $17.6 million in grants to support 30 organizations helping to address stigma, social isolation and better coordination of care for those aging with HIV.

(Europe & Central Asia)

In partnership with The Elton John AIDS Foundation, meaningfully addressing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where an estimated 1.7 million people are living with HIV.


Aiming to reduce new HIV infections by 40% among young women ages 10 to 24, helping them live determined, resilient, empowered and healthy lives.

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"During my career, I’ve witnessed extraordinary scientific progress for people living with HIV — progress that has made it possible to envision a day when the HIV epidemic is a thing of the past. "

Diana Brainard, SVP, HIV and Emerging Viruses at Gilead

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We're Ready for What's Next

The work is already underway. Read Gilead’s 2019 Year in Review to learn more.