Protesters Keep Heat on Greedy Gilead over 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


Wednesday, March 13 @ 11 am: Barclays Annual Global Health Conference, Loews Miami Beach Hotel

MIAMI (March 12, 2024) – HIV/AIDS advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will continue their campaign of protests targeting Gilead Sciences over the company’s ongoing efforts to rack up exorbitant profits while restricting access to its lifesaving medications. Protesters will gather Wednesday in front of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel where executives from Gilead will be presenting at the Barclays Annual Global Health Conference.


The group hosted a similar protest rally targeting Gilead at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel Tuesday while company executives presented during the Leerink Partners Biopharma Conference.

AHF Gilead protest during the

Leerink Partners Biopharma Conference,

Tuesday, March 12, 2024


HIV/AIDS activists are also specifically targeting 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.


“These back-to-back Miami protests are part of an escalating AHF effort to draw attention to Gilead’s quiet campaign to undermine safety net providers and illegally restrict access to lifesaving HIV and Hepatitis C treatments,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF president and cofounder. “By highlighting the greed and hypocrisy of Gilead and CEO Daniel O’Day, we hope to force some measure of accountability for both in the public eye.”


The protests are taking place as Gilead faces legal action for intentionally keeping its safer HIV medication off the market in order to maximize its profits.


WHAT:        Greedy Gilead protest

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


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.



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