Visitors at the opening day of With Love included, from left, Christopher Walker of ViiV Healthcare, former city council member Adam Medrano, Hope Health Center Executive Director Tamara Stephney, P.J.
Moton-Poole, AP, Inc. CEO Kirk Myers and Councilman Omar Narvaez. One drugmaker uses a wholistic approach to help people thrive not just survive HIV DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com “It’s time for us to do something different in this work,” says P.J.
Moton-Poole. “People deserve more.” Moton-Poole works for the HIV drug company ViiV, the only drugmaker solely focused on HIV care.
He takes a wholistic approach to his work, saying his job is to do more than just push pills. That’s why he put together an art exhibit that will go on tour later this year reflecting his work with Black men, Hispanic men and Black women, the three communities most heavily impacted by new HIV infections. “We look at HIV as more than just a virus,” he said of his company, adding that ViiV has been working to understand some of the things that make people vulnerable to contracting HIV and to help people living with HIV live long healthy lives. “With Love is our newest cultural initiative,” Moton-Poole said.