We've been fighting AIDS for nearly 30 years.
Since the 1980s, AIDS has devastated areas Chevron calls home—from San Francisco to sub-Saharan Africa. In response, Chevron joined 13 other San Francisco Bay Area companies in 1986 to promote HIV/AIDS education in the workplace.
In 2005, Chevron was the first oil and gas company to implement a global HIV/AIDS policy, requiring education, prevention and access to treatment programs across the company’s worldwide operations.
We share our training program with suppliers and health care centers. We even partner with several governments, nongovernmental organizations and other companies to share our best practices in fighting this relentless disease.
In 2011, Chevron embarked on a mission to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) through partnerships with Pact, Born Free Africa (BFA) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) in Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Since then, we have achieved remarkable results. In Bayelsa state, Nigeria, nearly 500 individuals have been trained on the latest PMTCT approaches and techniques through our partnership with Pact. By working with Born Free Africa, we’ve helped 166,487 pregnant women get tested for HIV in Nigeria. Chevron also partners with The Global Fund, directing $60 million to programs that have contributed to 8.7 million lives saved.
After nearly 30 years of fighting AIDS, I wish I could say we've won the battle. Or even that the end is in sight. We still have a long journey ahead, but we must acknowledge the tremendous strides that we have made in our fight so far. One day, we'll defeat AIDS—in our workplace, in our homes, our communities and our nations. But we'll only do it by working together.