ViiV Healthcare Awards Nashville CARES $78,574

Monday, September 30, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES has been awarded a ViiV Healthcare Positive Action grant in the amount of $78,574 over the course of two years to enhance and expand Nashville CARES’ support services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Nashville.


Specifically, the grant will support the integration of CARES’  IAMSTRONG peer-based HIV health and treatment adherence program into the agency’s entire services environment, through “cross-training” of staff and volunteers to provide IAMSTRONG education and support, and creation of CARES Cafe for clients to share strategies for successful management of HIV health needs.


“We greatly appreciate the continuing support of ViiV healthcare, whose initial funding helped us develop the IAMSTRONG program as part of HealthyU,” said CEO Joseph Interrante.  “Its integration throughout our services environment will ease access for clients and enable us to provide this vital education and support along with the wide range of other supportive services. As the research shows, this will both improve clients’ health and reduce new HIV infections.”


About ViiV Healthcare
ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company established in November 2009 by GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV. The Positive Action Program was created in 1992 to support community-focused projects  that tackle stigma and discrimination, test innovations in education, care and treatment, and increase meaningful involvement of people living with HIV. For more information on the company, its management, portfolio, pipeline and commitment, please visit


About Nashville CARES:
Nashville CARES is Tennessee’s largest HIV/AIDS organization.  Nashville CARES offers services annually to more than 60,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to over 45,000 youth and adults, 16,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and support services to 2,500 men, women and children living with the disease.  To learn more, visit us on the web at and “Like” us on Facebook at www.Facebook/NashCARES.