Samiksha Jaiswal

ViiV Healthcare

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Type  Joint venture
Area served  Global
Products  Pharmaceuticals
Headquarters  Brentford, United Kingdom
Industry  Healthcare
Key people  Dominique Limet, (CEO)
Website  Official website
Founded  2009
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CEO  Deborah Waterhouse (Mar 2017–)
Parent organizations  GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Shionogi

ViiV Healthcare is a pharmaceutical company specialising in the development of therapies for HIV that was created as a joint venture by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline in November 2009 with both companies transferring their HIV assets to the new company. In 2012 Shionogi joined the company. 76.5% of the company is now owned by GlaxoSmithKline, 13.5% by Pfizer and 10% by Shionogi. This ownership structure may change depending upon the achievement of certain milestones.


ViiV Healthcare's products have a market share of approximately 19 percent of the global HIV market, which makes it the second largest health care company, following after Gilead Sciences, that is working on the treatment of HIV.

ViiV Healthcare's headquarters are in Brentford in the United Kingdom and it has sites in a number of other countries including; the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.


The company currently markets 12 products:

  • Combivir (lamivudine/zidovudine)
  • Epivir (lamivudine)
  • Epzicom, Kivexa (abacavir/lamivudine)
  • Lexiva, Telzir (fosamprenavir)
  • Rescriptor (delavirdine)
  • Retrovir (zidovudine)
  • Selzentry, Celsentri (maraviroc)
  • Tivicay (dolutegravir)
  • Triumeq (abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine)
  • Trizivir (abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine)
  • Viracept (nelfinavir)
  • Ziagen (abacavir)
  • Treatment access programs

    ViiV Healthcare has stated that it will continue the not-for-profit pricing schemes that Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline had been involved in prior to the setting up of the company. This program covers all low and middle income countries, as well as all of Sub-Saharan Africa.

    The company has also granted voluntary licenses to 14 generics companies to enable the low cost manufacture and sale of generic versions of the company's products in specific countries and/or regions.


    ViiV Healthcare Wikipedia

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