Protesters Keep Hammering ‘Greedy Gilead’ on Price Gouging

In Featured, News by Ged Kenslea

HIV/AIDS advocates call out CEO Daniel O’Day and drug maker Gilead

at back-to-back Miami investment conferences


  • Tuesday, March 12 @ 10 am: Leerink Partners Biopharma Conference, Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Wednesday, March 13 @ 11 am: Barclays Annual Global Health Conference, Loews Miami Beach Hotel


MIAMI (March 11, 2024) – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) advocates will rally at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel Tuesday and the Loews Miami Beach Hotel Wednesday to protest Gilead Sciences’ ongoing efforts to rack up exorbitant profits while restricting access to lifesaving medications.


HIV/AIDS activists also will protest Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day over his February appointment as board chair for PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), the cutthroat trade group representing companies in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.


“AHF continues its drumbeat of criticism and call for accountability with protests against the drug maker and Mr. O’Day as Gilead faces legal action for intentionally keeping its safer HIV medication off the market in order to maximize its profits,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF president and cofounder.


This week’s back-to-back protests are the latest in a series of escalating efforts by AHF to draw attention to Gilead’s quiet campaign to undermine safety net providers and illegally restrict access to lifesaving HIV and Hepatitis C treatments.  Since 2021, AHF has been taking on Gilead and CEO Daniel O’Day, holding more than two dozen protests in multiple cities, including Washington, DC, Miami, Boston, and Foster City, CA at Gilead’s corporate headquarters.


WHAT:       Back-to-back Gilead PROTESTS hosted by HIV/AIDS advocates and allies


WHEN:       Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:     Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Leerink Partners Global Biopharma Conference)   

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140


WHEN:       Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:     Loews Miami Beach Hotel (Barclays Annual Global Healthcare Conference)

                    1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest HIV/AIDS healthcare organization, provides cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 1.9 million individuals across 45 countries, including the U.S. and in Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region, and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, visit us online at, find us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, and subscribe to our AHFter Hours podcast.



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