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Wake Forest University School of Divinity Brings Faith to the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®

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Gilead launched the COMPASS Initiative® in the Southern United States with the goal of reaching the communities most impacted by the HIV epidemic. Three years in, the company announced that it is expanding the initiative to faith-based communities, including the Black church, working with the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Kay Yow Cancer Fund Works to Bolster Research, Increase Access to Care

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As a former collegiate women’s basketball coach, Stephanie Glance has observed her share of tough battles on the court. But none were as fierce as what she saw her mentor and friend, Coach Kay Yow, go through while living with breast cancer for 22 years.

Human Rights Campaign and Gilead Will Work Together to Combat HIV Epidemic and Promote Transgender Justice

by Elizabeth Bibi
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Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, announced that Gilead will provide a $3.2 million grant over two years to support communities disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic in the United States, particularly communities of color. Gilead will directly fund the efforts of the HRC Foundation – HRC’s educational arm – aimed at ending the HIV epidemic, as well as fund the organization’s Transgender Justice Initiative.

China's Red Ribbon School Provides a Refuge for Children Living With HIV

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As a physician treating children living with HIV at an infectious disease hospital in Shanxi, China, Guo Xiaoping hatched an ambitious plan. His goals? To create a place for the students to learn and live and to help reduce the intense stigma they often face from external communities.

“I started with an informal classroom in the hospital,” recalls Guo. “We vacated an area, borrowed a blackboard and asked the doctors and nurses on duty to teach the children math and writing skills such as pinyin.” 

Gilead Sciences Endows Its Foundation With More Than $200 Million to Support Health Justice, Community Giving and Employee Match Program

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced a more than $200 million endowment to the Gilead Foundation to further the company's vision of creating a healthier world for all people. The Gilead Foundation, established in 2005, builds on the company’s longstanding commitment to supporting underserved communities around the world. It aims to create impact in the community and society by encouraging a culture of giving, engaging in local communities and exploring innovative approaches to complex social issues.

International AIDS Society Leaders on the Future of HIV Prevention and Treatment

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Over the past 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases to center stage. For Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Dr. Sharon Lewin, Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, the pandemic offers an opportunity for the global health community to review its approach to HIV prevention and treatment and to plot a stronger course going forward.

Prioritizing the Needs of the Black LGBTQ+ Community in an Innovative HIV Trial

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Dr. Theo Hodge, a physician and infectious disease expert with the Washington Health Institute in Washington, D.C., is all too familiar with the disproportionate impact HIV has on the Black LGBTQ+ community. He knows that one of every two Black gay, bi and other men who have sex with men in the United States is expected to be diagnosed with HIV in his lifetime, and he knows that Black men and women are significantly underrepresented in HIV trials.  

Adonis Timone Aims to Create Change With Advocates for Youth

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Adonis Timone may be best known for their rap music, but the young, gender nonbinary artist who identifies with the pronouns he/they also works in the areas of HIV outreach and advocacy. When they’re not performing shows or filming YouTube music videos, Adonis is in the Atlanta area at bars, clubs, libraries and parks to conduct rapid HIV tests and educate the community about HIV prevention.

“People don’t want to get up and go out of their way to get tested,” explains Adonis. “It’s good to meet them where they are.”

It's Time to Pass the Equality Act

By Brett Pletcher
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At its core, Gilead is committed to creating a healthier world for everyone, no matter the challenges ahead of us. As the Executive Sponsor of the Pride Alliance, I take very seriously the commitment to support everyone. This means fighting tirelessly for equal rights for every individual, regardless of the person’s gender, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. As communities around the world celebrate Pride this month and as the Executive Sponsor of Gilead’s Pride Alliance, I am very pleased to share Gilead’s support for the passage of the federal Equality Act.

Reducing Our Footprint: It's Time to Get More Ambitious

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At Gilead, we talk about creating a healthier world – and that means not only focusing on our mission of delivering new medicines for people with serious illnesses, but doing so in a way that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable.

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