Digital Solutions for HIV Prevention 
and Management

5 April - 27 May 2021

$45,000 Prize Pool

We’re on a mission to build global awareness, prevention and care solutions, and broad support for the communities who need it most.

Build your team and create what’s possible.

Every year several hundreds of thousands of people in countries with limited resources contract HIV. The most common causes include poverty, stigma, discrimination, lack of awareness, inadequate linkage to medical care and lack of HIV prevention programs. This situation is dramatic for all these countries.​

The Goal:

#GileadHacks4HIV provides an opportunity for people from diverse geographies and technical backgrounds to collaborate and compete for leading technology solutions – to transform the prevention, care and treatment of HIV and AIDS in regions with limited resources (Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America and Caribbean).

We will catalyze community driven design and development of digital innovations to raise HIV disease awareness; better visualize and analyze demand for HIV prevention, care and treatment services on both an individual and population basis; and optimize the navigation of delivery system(s) for HIV prevention and care services

We are looking for big ideas and scalable prototype tools that can significantly contribute to achieving the global goals of targeted, sustainable solutions for the prevention and treatment of HIV for those communities most in need.

So how can I get started?


Register your interest with us using the registration tool to receive regular updates and be ready to start working and engaging with mentors when the hackathon opens. If you sign up alone, BeMyApp will work with you to assign you to a team. If you already have a team, you can sign up together and create separate user accounts to work on the platform.

Form a Team & Hack Virtually

5 April - 27 May

We will hold a 2-Month virtual hackathon on a dedicated platform for ideation. Join as a team or build one online! Bring your creative ideas, and Gilead, community partners and health advocates will be there to provide insights and advice as well as technical support and resources for your project. You will have access to webinars, videos, and online support as you and your team work on a ‘proof of concept’ to pitch to be a finalist. All finalists will be invited to a final pitch session beginning of June 2021, where you can become one of the winners.

Challenges & Regions

We are looking for solutions for:

  • Those at risk of acquiring or currently living with HIV 
  • Health Care Providers (HCPs) and HIV Care Clinics​
  • Community Stakeholders​ and Support Groups

  • Barriers to access to care and treatment
  • Stigma, and lack of communication and awareness for those living with HIV
  • Inadequate screening and testing for HIV in the community

We are looking to solve:

Your project should target one of the affected regions:

Africa and 

East Europe


South an

Southeast Asia

Central America and the Caribbean

Judging Criteria and Prizes

Your projects will be judged on the following criteria:


Is this a new approach or type of solution?

First 10 qualified submissions 

by May 21st will receive $200!




How well does the solution solve the problem and how many problems are solved?






Is it low cost and easy to support?

+ 3 Regional Challenge Prizes: $1,000 each


How many people are served and can it be extended to other diseases and regions?

About the Sponsors

At Gilead, we’re committed to creating possible. For more than 30 years, we’ve pursued the impossible, chased it down, tackled it for answers and surrounded it for a way in. We have worked tirelessly to bring forward medicines for life-threatening diseases.

Through bold and transformative science, we’re creating possibilities that have the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines. Our ambition is evident in our mission. Because the impossible is not impossible. It’s what’s next.

Community Partners



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