Thanks to lifesaving 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

Calling a CODE (RED) on COVID and the fight against AIDS

Vulnerable communities around the world, including people living with HIV/AIDS, have been disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus, which threatens to destroy years’ worth of progress in the fight against AIDS. Through CODE (RED), contributions will support the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism, providing urgent and equitable access to COVID-19 relief, in addition to critical support for healthcare workers in the communities most in need. There has never been a more important time for companies to step up to join the fight against these global health emergencies.

Please join Bank of America and (RED) in the fight against AIDS and COVID-19.

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 to help fight pandemics like AIDS and COVID and strengthen global health systems. There has been tremendous progress, but we cannot win the fight against one pandemic without combating the other.

100% of the funds raised by (RED) go to the Fund for the Global Fund and will be distributed through the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism to provide equitable access to testing, treatment and personal protection equipment in communities most in need. There is still so much to do, but an end to these pandemics is possible.

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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400 babies

Are born every day with HIV


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 nearly $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.


The beginning of the end of AIDS.

How do we deliver the first AIDS Free Generation in over 30 years? It all begins with the elimination of HIV transmission between mother and child. In 2000, 1,400 babies were born every day with HIV. Today, that number has decreased to 400. 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 lifesaving 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.


"(RED)'s cavalry of companies has delivered nearly $700 million to fight AIDS in Africa – and tens of millions more in marketing neon that has encouraged governments in the fight too. That mission is as essential as ever, but in 2021 you cannot fight AIDS without fighting COVID-19," said Bono, (RED)'s co-Founder. "So I am punching the air today that CODE (RED) is launching to get COVID-19 vaccines, testing, PPE, oxygen and other support to countries that need it. Less than 5 percent of people in Africa are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while in America and Europe shots are piling up on shelves. We have to do more and faster to get vaccines and other vital defenses to the hundreds of millions of people who still can't access them. Because unless this pandemic is defeated everywhere, no one will be safe anywhere."

Bono | (RED), co-Founder

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A division of the ONE Campaign, (RED) helps to raise funding and awareness for the Global Fund. 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.



ONE is a global nonprofit campaigning 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 Fund for the Global Fund encourages individuals, corporations and charitable entities to support the Global Fund, an international foundation focused on ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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

All individual donations made through the (Bank of America)RED program will go to support the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response, helping to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on HIV/AIDS programs, treatment and services. For such donations made from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, Bank of America will make a donation in an equal amount (up to a maximum of $1,000 per donor in the aggregate) to the Fund for the Global Fund, up to a maximum corporate donation of $3,000,000.