Positive Action was created in 1992 as the first pharmaceutical company programme to support communities affected by HIV and AIDS. ViiV Healthcare is proud to continue the Positive Action programme and its valuable work with these communities.
Positive Action works with those communities most vulnerable to HIV disease, including youth, girls and women, sex workers, gay men, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, injecting drug users (IDU), the homeless and the incarcerated.
The programme targets its funds towards projects that fulfil one or more of these criteria:
- Delivering greater and meaningful involvement of people living with HIV
- Building capacity in grassroots communities
- Preventing HIV
- Tackling stigma and discrimination, and
- Testing innovations in education, care and treatment
Our projects range across education, prevention, care and treatment-related activity such as treatment literacy and community/clinical engagement. We also fund action research into how these areas can be improved.