HIV Global ACCESS Program

The HIV Global ACCESS Program aims to expand access to potentially life-saving antiretroviral medicines for patients with HIV/AIDS in low and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

HIV Global ACCESS Program

Since 2000, BMS has operated a multifaceted program designed to improve access to HIV/AIDS medicines in countries that are among the most significantly impacted by the pandemic and have the fewest resources to combat it. The program rests upon three pillars: (1) antiretroviral pricing that reflects no profit for the company in sub-Saharan Africa and low-income countries; an HIV/AIDS medicines patent policy that reflects a commitment to access through generic manufacturer participation in sub-Saharan Africa and India; and (3) partnering with others who share in a commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The goal of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Global Access Program is to enable broad access to our HIV medicines in regions most severely impacted by HIV and with limited ability to pay. Videx, Zerit and Reyataz are currently available through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Global Access Program.

At the same time, Bristol-Myers Squibb continue to focus our R&D efforts across a number of HIV/AIDS programs, and work with health care authorities worldwide to help ensure appropriate access to current therapies. Procurement groups that participate in the HIV Global ACCESS program include the Clinton Foundation, UNICEF, the International Development Authority, the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, Medecins Sans Frontieres and other global, regional and local organizations.

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s HIV Global ACCESS Program operates in more than 60 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The company also offers tiered pricing for HIV/AIDS products in middle-income countries.


  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 10,000+

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail against serious diseases. Around the...

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's...

  • World Bank Group

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Their mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting...

  • Médecins Sans Frontières

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that is also private and not-for-profit. Médecins Sans...

  • Crown Agents

    Development Consulting
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 501-1000

    Crown Agents is an international development specialist, working with leaders across the world to make profound changes to systems, organisations and society. Crown Agents takes on challenging...

  • Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 with a transformational goal: help save the lives of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world by...

  • Partnership for Supply Chain Management, Inc. (PFSCM)

    Service Providers, Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    PFSCM's goals are to ensure reliable availability of essential products to programs in developing countries and to strengthen national supply chains to become sustainable mechanisms for...

  • French Red Cross (Croix-Rouge Française)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The French Red Cross can count on the support of 52,000 volunteers and 17,000 employees present throughout France and the rest of the world. Acting as an auxiliary to the French government in...

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  • Start Date 2001