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 is still an ongoing crisis and is disproportionately impacting vulnerable communities around the world. Since (RED) and Bank of America have been working together, the world has seen tremendous progress in the AIDS fight. We must continue to support prevention, testing, and treatment services that save lives today and prepare for tomorrow. There has never been a more important time to join the fight against global health emergencies.

Please join Bank of America and (RED) in the fight against pandemics.

THE POWER TO help end pandemics

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 inequalities and 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 empower health 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 prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, but there is still work to do:

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38 Million

People living with HIV globally

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16.6 Million

Lives have been saved with treatment over the last 20 years

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20 cents a day

Current cost of life-saving ARVs

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#1 cause of death

Among women aged 15-49 in
sub-Saharan Africa

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Roughly 3 people

Contract HIV every minute

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430 babies

Are born every day with HIV

Source: unaids.org

Medication is a key piece of winning this fight, but it’s not the only piece. (RED)-funded grants support a diverse range of life-saving HIV/AIDS programs, including prevention, testing, counseling and treatment services, investing in strong health systems, scaling up access to health care and much more. To date, (RED) has generated over $700 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 support life-saving programs in the communities where pandemics hit hardest.

Lubona

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. In 2000, 1,400 babies worldwide were born every day with HIV. Today, that number has decreased to 430. We can get this number to zero.

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.

Bono

“(RED)’s cavalry of companies has delivered over $700 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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(RED)

A division of the ONE Campaign, (RED) was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to fight AIDS. Though it is preventable and treatable, AIDS is still a crisis.

ONE

ONE

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)’s fight against pandemics 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.