HIV Voices

We continue to work with local and global partners to make a positive impact for people living with HIV, and we are committed to helping contribute to the future of HIV prevention and care. Hear from HIV community voices around the world who are advocating for people living with HIV.

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From stigma to strength: HIV activists from Lebanon and Russia share their personal stories

Elie Ballan and Elena Ivanova discuss learning about their HIV status, how they overcame stigma and fear, and their work to inspire others living with HIV

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How this HIV activist prioritizes wellness in his day-to-day

Paris Mullen shares why it's so important to make self-care a daily habit

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It’s about more than science to these lifelong HIV researchers

Our scientists discuss why people are the center of our work in HIV

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Dr. Fauci on the HIV/AIDS epidemic: Ending it by 2030 is "doable"

Dr. Anthony Fauci sits down with Merck’s Dr. Julie Gerberding to reflect on early HIV innovations and challenges that still remain in ending the epidemic

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Why we can’t stop fighting for women living with HIV

As a woman living with HIV, Cathy Elliott says we need to speak openly about sexual health

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Tackling health disparities one federal policy at a time

How Janelle Gillings, Merck's director of federal policy and government relations, helps promote health equity

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One researcher’s lifelong fight for HIV prevention

Mike Robertson, M.D., has spent his career fighting for HIV prevention; now, he’s optimistic about a bright future

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From Kenya to the U.S., she’s helping lead the fight against HIV

Growing up in Kenya during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis inspired Merck’s Dr. Bern Ng’eno to commit her life to improving HIV treatment and care

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Lessons from dual pandemics

A conversation with Merck Chief Patient Officer Julie Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., about her early work caring for people with HIV and AIDS, and the parallels of the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics

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From isolation to empowerment: Stories from the HIV community

We sat down with two advocates for the HIV community to learn about their journeys through diagnosis and depression