Life Ball

(c) Roland Schlager

Supported projects & organizations

(c) Bobbi Bear

Bobbi Bear Auction in New York
raises over $100,000

(c) Irene Winter

Crystal of Hope Award 2014:
Safe Water and AIDS Project

(c) Petero Buyondo

VIDEO: Life Ball trip to Uganda 2013

Life Fact

Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 75 million people have contracted HIV.

Nearly 36 million people have died of HIV-related causes.


Life Fact

Worldwide, women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV/AIDS.

For women in their reproductive years (15–49), HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death.


International partner organizations of AIDS LIFE

Besides Austrian projects, AIDS LIFE also supports respected international AIDS relief organizations with the net profits of the Life Ball. The biggest ones are:

amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

UNAIDS – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Further international partners and projects

In addition to the biggest partner organizations, the following international partners and projects have been funded by AIDS LIFE (in alphabetic order up to 2013):


Education Africa

German AIDS Foundation

German Foundation for World Population

IAS – International AIDS Society

Impilo South Africa

MTV Staying Alive Foundation

New Hope for Cambodian Children

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Life Ball Crystal of Hope – Awarded projects


Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Sir Elton John (c) Bernhard Fritsch

Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)


UNAIDS – the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

amfar aids research

The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)

Life Fact

More than 35 million people now live with HIV/AIDS. Every day nearly 6,300 people contract HIV – nearly 262 every hour.

About 25 million people affected still have no access to antiretroviral therapy.

(Sources:; UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic, 2012)

(c) TREAT Asia

TREAT Asia Pediatric HIV/AIDS Network


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…educating children is problematic, there will be AIDS. Wherever basic social needs are not met, there will be AIDS. Wherever there is violence and rape, there will be AIDS. That is why there must be an in-depth approach to prevention.

Haiti’s First Lady, Sophia Martelly, at the World AIDS Day ceremony 2012