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Our commitment to Latinx communities living with HIV

ViiV Healthcare is committed to helping reduce inequality and improve health outcomes for Latinx communities affected by HIV.

Even though we have made great progress in the fight against HIV in the US, the epidemic continues to disproportionately affect certain segments of the population and communities, including Latinx populations. In 2015, the Hispanic and Latino population accounted for almost 25 percent of all new diagnoses of HIV infection estimated in the US.1

Through our Positive Action programs in the US, ViiV Healthcare is proud to support outreach efforts while working to close the gap in HIV care through advocacy, community connections and outreach programs for the Latinx communities where they are most needed. Through our Positive Action programs, we have provided support to organizations who help drive this work in Latinx communities, including:

Latino Commission on AIDS: Latino Commission on AIDS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to resolving the HIV crisis in the Latinx community, receives support through ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grants program. These grants have been instrumental in supporting programs for at-risk Latinxs to address many issues related to access to care, including stigma and language barriers, that present hurdles when accessing information related to HIV/AIDS.

Iris House: ViiV Healthcare also provides support for Iris House’s Ama Tu Vida (Love Your Life) campaign through the Positive Action for Women program. Ama Tu Vida is an HIV awareness and testing campaign produced alongside Voces Latinas to celebrate and empower women living with HIV. It is also a virtual Spanish-speaking support group for women living with HIV looking for information on topics such as relationships, stigma, family, empowerment, mental health and more.

Bienestar Human Services: Bienestar is a community-based social services organization focused on identifying and addressing emerging health issues faced by Latinx and LGBTQ populations. Bienestar receives operational support through ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grants program.

To learn more about ViiV Healthcare’s support through its Positive Action programs, please click here.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV Surveillance Report, 2015 (observation report on HIV, year 2015); vol. 27, page 18, table 1a. Publication date: November 2016. Date of consultation: December 6, 2016. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance.html

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