“For Gilead it is very important to work in concert with all the actors who contribute to a better health of society. We work side by side with researchers and in 35 years we have managed to make chronic a disease that was fatal. It is important that institutions, associations and patients are by our side. With them we can be more effective in communicating the importance of testing and virtuous behaviors that can keep the spread of the HIV epidemic under control “. So Gemma Saccomanni, Senior Director Public Affairs Gilead Sciences Italia, during the inauguration of the mural created in Bergamo by Alessandro Conti, aka Etsom. A work 6 meters wide and 3 meters high, which aims to raise awareness on the problems that persist in the field of HIV. An initiative that underlines the importance of collaboration represented by the ‘&’ symbol, an evolution of the famous red ribbon, a sign of closeness to the anti-HIV battle.
The project is promoted by Gilead Sciences and sponsored by the Municipality of Bergamo, by the Icar Congress (Italian Conference on Aids and Antiviral Research) scheduled in the Orobic city from 14 to 16 June, by the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit) and by 14 non-profit associations involved in the HIV front.
For the entire duration of the event, information materials will be distributed at the mural and visitors will be invited to spread the initiative on social networks with the hashtag #InsiemecontroHIV.