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Apple marks World AIDS Day, says customers have raised nearly $270 million

Added 12-01-21 06:11:02am EST - “In the 15 years since Apple first supported the fight to end AIDS, the company says its customers have raised almost $270 million through buying PRODUCT(RED) devices.” - Appleinsider.com

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In the 15 years since Apple first supported the fight to end AIDS, the company says its customers have raised almost $270 million through buying PRODUCT(RED) devices.

Apple's first (PRODUCT)RED release was the 2006 special edition of the iPod nano. A portion of the profits form which went directly to the Global Fund to help with programs for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

"Since 2006, Apple customers have helped raise nearly $270 million to fund prevention, testing, and counseling services for people impacted by HIV/AIDS," says the company in a statement issued to mark World AIDS Day.

"Apple-supported grants have enabled care and support services for over 11 million people, provided over 192 million HIV tests, and allowed over 13.8 million people access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatments," it continues. "In 2020 alone, Apple's support for (RED) helped prevent over 145,000 HIV-positive mothers from passing the virus on to their babies."

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