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An Open Letter from Daniel O'Day, Chairman & CEO, Gilead Sciences

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After receiving the green light from the FDA to move forward, Gilead is about to start trials of an inhaled version of remdesivir. We will screen healthy volunteers for Phase 1 trials this week and hope to begin studies in patients with COVID-19 in August. If the trials are successful, this could represent important progress. Remdesivir, our investigational antiviral medicine, is currently given to patients intravenously through daily infusions in the hospital.

Our Partners: Tarik Daniels Focuses on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Through Art, Advocacy and Affirming Care

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Tarik Daniels, founder and Executive Director of the mental health awareness group Whatsinthemirror?, believes art has the power to do more than entertain – it can heal.

After witnessing the traumatic suicide of a neighbor, Tarik suffered from depression for years. His struggles were compounded by an HIV diagnosis, which led to self-doubt and mental health challenges.

A Legacy of Helping to Address Viral Pandemics

By John Sayre, Senior Vice President of Development Operations at Gilead
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When I was in college, I learned about the Spanish Flu in a class on the history of medicine. I found the pandemic so fascinating that I reached out to my grandmother Cordelia to ask her about it. She was about 80 by then but still remembered it vividly. She described driving through a neighborhood in Akron, Ohio at the age of 15 and seeing people throwing furniture out of an attic window. Everyone in the house had died, and they were burning everything inside to kill the germs.

Committed to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions for a Healthier World

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Gilead views environmental stewardship as critical to help the company achieve its mission and last year announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 25% by 2025, against a 2016 baseline.

Ramping Up Manufacturing to Help Address COVID-19

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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased in Asia and began to spread to other regions around the world, a team of employees at Gilead’s manufacturing site in La Verne, California met in the early morning of Monday, Feb. 3.

The topic of the meeting: How quickly could the site begin to formulate, fill, package and ship Gilead’s investigational COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir?

Profiles in Creating Possible: Staci Bush Helps Gilead Go Beyond Medicine to Address Barriers to HIV Care Through Partnerships

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Staci Bush can still remember the first time that she, while working as a physician’s assistant at an LGBTQ+ teen health center in Chicago, became aware of the term “single tablet regimen for HIV.”

Several of the teenagers for whom she provided care were already living with HIV and facing a lifetime of complex treatment prior to the innovation of one-pill, once-a-day therapies.

Public- and Private-Sector Partnerships are Key to Ending the HIV Epidemic

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Nearly a year ago, President Trump announced an aspirational goal in his State of the Union address: to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75% within five years, and by at least 90% within 10 years. This goal is certainly ambitious – but it is not unreachable.

Renewing Efforts to Educate New Communities in the Fight Against HIV

By Douglas Brooks, Executive Director, Community Engagement at Gilead
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Every now and then, I allow myself to revisit a time when I feared hearing the phone ring. That such an ordinary occurrence could induce deep emotion reflected the environment in which many of us resided. Knowing that the call could easily be the news of another friend having died or having been rushed to the hospital sometimes froze me in place.

Driving Transformational Innovation in HIV Research

By Diana Brainard, MD, Senior Vice President for HIV and Emerging Viruses at Gilead
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When I was a medical student in the mid-1990s, the scope and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic was devastating and there was little hope for long-term survival. During rotations at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, I observed people living with HIV demonstrate courage, as well as numerous healthcare professionals providing compassionate care.

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