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Thank You Merck for Supporting PAINT (RED) SAVE LIVES!

September 12, 2019
Art & Entertainment

We’re so grateful to Merck (known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada) for coming on board to support PAINT (RED) SAVE LIVES, the first global street art campaign to end AIDS. In case you haven’t heard, over the next month, a collective of the world’s leading street artists will create (RED)-inspired murals around the globe to inspire people and encourage political leaders to properly fund the AIDS fight ahead of The Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference on October 10th.

Merck’s support of PAINT (RED) SAVE LIVES is part of the company’s long-standing commitment to the HIV/AIDS fight. And when we say “long-standing,” we mean it–Merck has been committed to the AIDS fight since the beginning. Merck scientists began clinical HIV research in the mid-1980s, right around the time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first used the term “AIDS.”

Merck scientists were among the first to discover and develop medicines for the treatment of HIV. Since the first HIV products became available, Merck has been working tirelessly to expand access to medicines, strengthen health systems, as well as address global health  challenges around the world. Today, a future where HIV/AIDS can be a manageable illness is closer, in part, thanks to Merck.

Thank you Merck for fighting to end AIDS with (RED).