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European Patient Advocacy Groups Awarded Grants from Positive Action Europe

13 May 2015, London UK: ViiV Healthcare announces today the first round of organisations awarded grants through our Positive Action Europe programme. A total of £100,000 in grants has been awarded to seven patient advocacy groups in Europe:

  • Associacao Positivo, Portugal
  • Center for Life, Greece
  • Czech AIDS Help Association, Czech Republic
  • Dia+Logs, Latvia
  • ISKORAK, Croatia
  • National AIDS Trust, UK
  • Q-Club, Serbia

ViiV Healthcare recognises the enormous significance of the community response to HIV/AIDS and is committed to seek out and build new partnerships and connections to help strengthen education, support services, local healthcare capacity and capabilities, and to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS. The selected community-based projects focus their efforts on patient empowerment and education, increasing testing for early diagnosis and addressing emotional and societal issues such as the psychological impact of HIV on individuals and their families to tackle stigma and discrimination, a key issue affecting people living with HIV across Europe.[i]

About Positive Action

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. Our projects range across education, prevention, care and treatment-related activity such as treatment literacy and community/clinical engagement.

For more information on our community partnerships visit:

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References



[i] UN AIDS 2014: Reduction of HIV-related stigma and discrimination, Guidance Note. Source: http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/2014unaidsguidancenote_stigma_en.pdf