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Bono: American Aids Relief Saved 7 Million Lives

When U2 releases their first new studio album since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon, there will be at least one song that most of their fans already own.

During a Super Bowl commercial, U2 offered the single “Invisible” for free on iTunes, with Bank of America pledging $1 to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for every download.

According to U2 frontman Bono, the campaign isn’t just a way to revive interest in his (Red) campaign—which has raised more than $240 million for the Global Fund since 2006—it’s a way of thanking American fans for fighting AIDS, even if they weren’t aware of it. (Red) has estimated that at least 7 million lives were saved by the United States’ donations to the Global Fund and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

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