Thanks to life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) medication, Connie was able to give birth to an HIV-free daughter, Lubona. Here they celebrate Lubona’s 5th birthday. Connie is now an AIDS activist and currently serves as an ambassador for (RED) and the Global Fund.
Story of Connie & Lubona

Help fund life-saving programs to end AIDS. CHOOSE (RED). SAVE LIVES.

Though AIDS is preventable and treatable, it remains an ongoing crisis disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable communities around the world. Since 2014, (RED) and Bank of America have been working together to fight this injustice, providing prevention, testing and treatment programs for those most in need. In the last decade, the world has seen tremendous progress, but we can’t stop now.

Please join Bank of America and (RED) to help make preventable and treatable diseases preventable and treatable for everyone.

save lives

Since the launch of our partnership with (RED) in January 2014, Bank of America has committed $35 million to the Global Fund by 2025, helping with its mission to make preventable and treatable diseases preventable and treatable for everyone.  There has been tremendous progress, but we cannot win the fight against pandemics until we address the inequities that allow them to thrive.

100% of the funds raised by (RED) go to the Global Fund, one of the world’s largest and most effective global health partnerships. The Global Fund supports life-saving programs that strengthen health systems, empower frontline workers and provide equitable care. There is still so much to do, but thanks to local leadership and decision-making, Global Fund programs help reach communities most in-need.

An AIDS-free world is possible. We can’t stop now.

Tremendous strides have been made in the AIDS fight, but there is still work to do:

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39 Million

People living with HIV globally

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Of people living with HIV are receiving life-saving treatment

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11 cents a day

Current cost of life-saving ARVs

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Nearly 24

Girls and young women (ages 15-24) contract HIV every hour

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2 people

Contract HIV every minute

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1 person

Dies from AIDS every minute


(RED)-funded grants support a diverse range of life-saving HIV/AIDS programs, including education and prevention programs, testing, counseling and treatment services, and health worker training. To date, (RED) has generated over $750 million for the Global Fund, impacting more than 245 million people. The money raised by (RED)’s partners and campaigns goes directly to strengthen health systems and save lives in communities where pandemics hit hardest.


The beginning of the end of AIDS.

How do we deliver the first AIDS Free Generation in over 40 years? It all begins with the elimination of HIV transmission between mother and child. Since 2000, 3.4 million HIV infections have been averted due to medicine preventing mother-to-child transmission.

Connie’s story

Connie’s story is one of both heartbreak and inspiration. Before she was diagnosed with HIV, Connie unknowingly passed the virus on to her three children during pregnancy, all of whom later passed away. Somehow, Connie found the strength to go on. Thanks to life-saving ARV medication, Connie is not only alive and thriving, but working to help stop the spread of HIV within her community. Connie serves as an ambassador for (RED) and the Global Fund and continues to celebrate each special birthday of Lubona, her daughter who was born HIV-free in 2012.

Community Impact

Yvonne Lestoab

Yvonne Lestoab
Organization – KT Motubatse Health Center, South Africa

Prioritizing women’s health is a core tenet of (RED)-supported grants, particularly when it comes to maternal care.  At the KT Motubatse Health Center in South Africa, Yvonne Lestoab is not just a patient, but also the leader of a group of Mentor Mothers - a community network of HIV-positive moms who support and counsel one another. Upon diagnosis at the clinic, women are immediately linked with peers who share guidance and a sense of community.

Tsakane Maluleke

Tsakane Maluleke
Organization – Childline

Tsakane Maluleke was first introduced to Childline as a beneficiary of the program, which aims to reduce HIV incidence while increasing school retention and economic opportunity in South Africa. Poverty, gender-based violence, and lack of access to youth-friendly health services have caused young women to be disproportionately impacted by HIV. Programs like Childline directly combat these challenges by empowering young people like Tsakane through tailored education and support. Tsakane struggled with depression and anxiety as a teenager until she found Childline.  “Childline was a guardian angel,” she said. They didn’t just offer advice, but instead she recounted, “they took my hand and they walked the journey with me… they never left my side.”

Tsakane Baloyi

Tsakane Baloyi
Organization – My Journey Programme

Tsakane Baloyi was unemployed and searching for work when she discovered the My Journey Programme. Upon completing her certificate, Tsakane had three options - she could continue her studies, be placed in a job, or pursue entrepreneurship.  She chose the latter, citing that “I always wanted to become my own boss.”  Tsakane combined her newly acquired financial skills, energy, and determination with her father’s automotive knowledge. Today, Tsakene is financially independent and the Director at Chivite Panel Beating and Spray, a local automotive repair business she runs with her father.


“(RED)’s cavalry of companies has delivered over $750 million to fight AIDS – and tens of millions more in marketing neon that has encouraged governments in the fight too.”

Bono | (RED), co-Founder

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A division of the ONE Campaign, (RED) was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to fight AIDS and the injustices that allow it to thrive. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands and people to create products and experiences that raise money and urgency for global health crises.



ONE is a global nonprofit campaign to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

The Global Fund

The Global Fund

The Global Fund invests US$4 billion a year to defeat HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, equitable future for all.

We could see an end to AIDS in our lifetime. We can’t stop now.
Donate to (RED) and Bank of America will match your
contribution. Please join us.

All (BANK OF AMERICA)RED donations, including the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s matching donations, will go to the Fund for the Global Fund to support life-saving programs that empower health workers and provide testing, treatment, and care in places where pandemics like AIDS continue to thrive. For individual donations made through (RED) from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will match each donation (up to $1,000 per donor) two-to-one from our annual grant commitment of $3MM. The annual aggregate donation from BofA to the Fund for the Global Fund which is inclusive of any (RED) campaign match donation results is not to exceed $3,000,000.