Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Announces First-of-its-Kind Drug Donation Program for HIV Treatment

    Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Announces
First-of-its-Kind Drug Donation Program for HIV Treatment-Experienced Children

  PR Newswire

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2013

- Sub-Saharan African Ministries of Health Invited to Submit Expression of
Interest to Participate in New Effort

- Donation Program to be Part of Broader Initiative to Raise Awareness and
Action

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen, the
pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, today announced a
first-of-its-kind pediatric HIV treatment donation program to improve access
to the company's approved HIV medicines for children and adolescents failing
HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. At a symposium entitled When Children
Need HIV Treatment Beyond First-Line: How Can We All Respond? at the 17 ^th
International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), Ministries of
Health (MOHs) in sub-Saharan Africa were invited to submit a formal Expression
of Interest to participate in the charitable pediatric HIV treatment donation
program.

Through this program, Janssen will donate its HIV medicines PREZISTA ^®
(darunavir) and INTELENCE ^® (etravirine), including child-friendly
formulations, free of charge to eligible countries with the clinical capacity
and willingness to address second- and third-line pediatric HIV treatment.
Each child enrolled will receive Janssen's donated HIV medicines as needed
until they turn 19 at which point they will be transitioned into the adult
national HIV program or other designated by the national HIV program for
continued treatment.

The donation program is intended to be a first step in a broader collaborative
effort to build awareness, incite action, and advance learning around second-
and third-line pediatric HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. Janssen is
working with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Partnership
for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), and MAP International to fully maximize
the impact and reach of this initiative.

"The donation program is part of our longstanding commitment to help people
living with HIV and enhance access to our medicines for those in need. Only a
third of the 3 million children living with HIV are receiving medicines today,
and of those children receiving treatment, a small but growing number are
experiencing HIV treatment failures and are in need of new treatment options,"
said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson and
Worldwide Chairman, Janssen. "We hope this innovative donation program is the
first step in sparking further collaborative action across sub-Saharan Africa
for children who are experiencing HIV treatment failure. Our vision is that
these children receive the HIV treatment and care they need to stay healthy
and grow to become healthy, productive young adults."

Treatment of pediatric HIV remains significantly neglected in sub-Saharan
Africa. Responding to the challenge of HIV treatment-experienced children
requires a comprehensive effort to help guide countries in the provision of
necessary and appropriate care for this neglected population. This includes
improving understanding of the problem, expanding national treatment
guidelines beyond first-line, increasing healthcare capacity for pediatric HIV
treatment and monitoring, and ensuring that availability of co-administered
HIV medicines remains a priority.

The submission period for the Expression of Interest by country MOHs to
participate in the drug donation initiative will run from January 15, 2014
until February 14, 2014. An independent, third-party review committee of
international experts in pediatric HIV will review all applications to
determine country eligibility to receive the donation. Country approvals will
be announced in March 2014. Countries interested in more information or
submitting an Expression of Interest should visit:
www.pedaids.org/treatmentdonation .

About Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson At Janssen,
we are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical
needs of our time, including in oncology (e.g., multiple myeloma and prostate
cancer), immunology (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, IBD and psoriasis),
neuroscience (e.g., schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease
(e.g., HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and
metabolic diseases (e.g., diabetes).

Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated
healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders,
based on partnerships of trust and transparency. To learn more, visit
www.janssen.com .

About Johnson & Johnson Caring for the world, one person at a time…inspires
and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science –
bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and
well-being of people. Our approximately 128,700 employees at more than 275
Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in healthcare to
touch the lives of over a billion people every day throughout the world.

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2012. Copies of this Form 10-K, as well as subsequent filings, are available
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of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies nor Johnson & Johnson undertake to
update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future
events or developments.)

Website: http://www.janssen.com
Contact: Karen Manson, kmanson@its.jnj.com, +44 (7717) 781 905
 
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