Much progress has been made since the first cases of HIV and AIDS were recognised in the 1980s. However, more work is needed. Major barriers to accessing optimal treatment and care throughout the world still remain. These include a need to strengthen education, support services, local healthcare capacity and capabilities, and to reduce stigma and discrimination. In addition, as people are living longer and ageing with HIV, they are facing new medical, psychological and social challenges. We are focussed on reaching out effectively to those affected by and those tackling the HIV pandemic to realise UNAIDS’ vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination.
At ViiV Healthcare, we seek out and build new partnerships, connections and collaborations throughout the HIV community to help achieve these goals. Many of the obstacles facing people living with HIV are influenced by regional and cultural traditions. We believe a collaborative approach is essential both to understanding the challenges associated with HIV and identifying the most appropriate solutions for various regions.