Since 1985, Merck has been actively engaged in the fight against AIDS through the launch of its HIV research program. Merck’s commitment has since extended beyond research and discovery in HIV/AIDS by partnering with (RED).
In this unique partnership, Merck generously supports (RED) during key campaign moments, engaging consumers in the fight to end AIDS, while also contributing to the Global Fund’s Africa Frontline First Catalytic Fund.
June 5th, 1981 marked the first official report of what would later be known as AIDS. At the time there was a severe lack of information and widespread uncertainty. Merck (known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada) sprang into action quickly with the launch of their HIV research program in the mid-1980s and has continued to play a key role in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. Merck scientists were among the first to discover…