Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2009 (Revised July 2013)

Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Access Program

by V. Kasturi Rangan and Katharine Lee


Gilead Sciences, the U.S. leader in HIV/AIDS medicines, with global sales of $5.4 billion in 2009, had undertaken several innovative actions to make its anti-viral products available to over 100 low- and middle-income countries. Having reached nearly 680,000 patients by the middle of 2009, the company's senior managers contemplated how to reach 2 million patients by 2012.

Keywords: Health Care and Treatment; Emerging Markets; Product; Sales; Competitive Strategy; Biotechnology Industry; Pharmaceutical Industry;


Rangan, V. Kasturi, and Katharine Lee. "Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Access Program." Harvard Business School Case 510-029, October 2009. (Revised July 2013.)