U2’s Bono Is Not Done In His War Against AIDS

Bono is not just known for his musical talent but also for his unwavering activism in the fight against the AIDS epidemic. With a voice that echoes the struggles of millions, the U2 frontman has dedicated much of his life to advocating for a world free of HIV/AIDS. In a recent Instagram post, he shared that over 25 million lives have been saved in the past 20 years and said he has no intention to stop.

Over the years, Bono has used his platform and influence to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic and advocate for greater funding for research and treatment programs. From his early days in the 1980s, when the world was just beginning to understand the devastating impact of the disease, Bono has been a vocal advocate for people living with it.

He co-founded the advocacy group ONE Campaign, which works to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases, including HIV/AIDS. In addition to his work with ONE Campaign, the musician has also played a key role in advocating for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a financing mechanism that provides funding to low and middle-income countries to help them respond to the global health crises.

It is not possible to write down what he did here one by one, but through his activism, Bono has become a leading voice in the fight against the AIDS epidemic and has helped to raise millions of dollars to support research, treatment, and care for those affected by the disease. In his recent Instagram post, he said that his work is not finished yet.

The rocker’s Instagram caption follows:

“If you’re an American, you’re an AIDS activist… 25 million lives saved in the past 20 years thanks to bipartisan support for PEPFAR and courageous African health care workers and activists like Agnes Nyamayarwo (swipe to see us in 2002) who fought to turn the tide on one of the world’s deadliest pandemics and succeeded.

From President Bush in 2003 to President Biden today, the bipartisan coalition to stop this virus – which has taken 40 million lives – remains strong and sometimes appears like the only thing both sides can agree on! Beyond honored to join Jill Biden and her guests at Tuesday’s SOTU on behalf of ONE. Thank you, Joe Biden and all of our allies from both parties who are fighting to end AIDS. We’re not done.”

In a world where so many people still contract HIV/AIDS, the importance of having visible advocates like Bono cannot be overstated. His unwavering commitment to the cause has inspired countless others to join the fight and has helped generate millions of dollars in funding for research, treatment, and care. And apparently, he won’t stop.

Photo Credit: Bono – Instagram