People-centered care embodies Gilead’s Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant funding philosophy
Our vision at Gilead is to ensure worldwide access to equitable care. This starts with understanding the unique barriers that keep people from meaningful, life-changing care. We are adapting our approach to HIV care to better support people and communities impacted by the disease to fight and end the HIV epidemic.
Founded in the San Francisco Bay area, one of the epicenters of the initial HIV outbreak, we have witnessed first-hand the devastation HIV has and is causing in communities around the world. Over the last 35 years, we have transformed and simplified care for people with HIV. However, the fight to end HIV is far from over.
In Asia Pacific, there are still about 6 million people living with HIV in the region who face social and cultural stigma and punitive laws that prevent them from getting tested, accessing basic healthcare services, progressing socially and economically, or even discussing sexual health openly.
Stigma is insidious, and in order to end HIV as a global health threat, we must eliminate all forms of HIV-related stigma to ensure that all people can safely access the high-quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and other healthcare services they need.
Gilead is uniquely positioned to accelerate progress towards the Joint United Nations Program’s 95-95-95 goals on HIV by 2025 as we seek to empower underserved communities that experience obstacles to care and help people living with HIV (PLHIV) lead healthy and enriching lives.
Since 2018, we are proud to have launched the Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant, and to date have provided a total of more than $4.5 million in funding support to 84 organizations spanning over 112 projects in this region.
As we mark the fifth anniversary of the Rainbow Grant, this year our focus will be on “Reducing Stigma & Improving Equity”.
To improve equitable quality of life for PLHIV, varied responses to tackle stigma and discrimination against HIV must be integrated and people-centric. Together with experts like you, we are reaching across cultures, languages, and communities to make sure we end the HIV epidemic for everyone, everywhere.
To learn more about past Rainbow Grantee projects that support HIV-affected communities across Asia Pacific, click here.
Through our grant program, Gilead wants to support projects that place people right at the heart of care.
Our grant program aims to engage communities on quality-of-life topics for PLHIV and persons-at-risk, ultimately resulting in societies that are free of judgment and stigma.
Our grant program aims to empower PLHIV and persons-at-risk to achieve the best quality of life possible. We also empower the community-based organizations to step up their skills and capabilities.
Partnerships and alliances among communities, NGOs, governments and businesses are important as we work on HIV programs that help people with HIV and persons-at-risk live long and healthy lives.