amfAR Announces Strategy Aimed at Curing HIV

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, announced that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, launched last year with the aim of developing the scientific basis of a cure by 2020. The establishment of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research within a major academic research institution with a grant of $20 million will be the centerpiece of the investment strategy.

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Gone Viral: The HIV Shower Selfie Challenge Raises Awareness and Funds

Soapy, Sexy Shower Selfies With The Hashtag #weareALLclean Brings Attention to HIV Stigma 100 Percent Of Donations Benefitting HIV/AIDS Nonprofits Housing Works and amfAR   INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Take a selfie or short video of yourself in the shower or bath and/or DONATE! **NO EXPLICIT NUDITY** 2) Post your photo now on  all social media platforms with the caption “Take HIV Shower Selfie Challenge raise $$ for AIDS cure bit.ly/CUREAIDS #weareALLclean” 3) Nominate 3 or more other people to participate! 4) DONATE! Please consider a donation if… Read more

Researcher Reports Two HIV Patients Showing No Signs of Virus

Dr. Timothy Henrich, a medical researcher with Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, announced today that two of his HIV-positive patients showed no trace of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants. His study and research was supported by amfAR, which issues a press release with additional information: Dr. Timothy Henrich of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston today reported on the case of two HIV-positive patients who show no trace of virus following… Read more

amFAR: The Next Generation of AIDS Researchers

amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, announced its sixth round of Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research, designed to support the work of young HIV/AIDS researchers. The new Krim Fellows—Christine Durand, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Lucie Etienne, Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle; Alon Herschhorn, Ph.D., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Leopold Kong, Ph.D., of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA—will each receive $125,000.

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amfAR: Gay Men, MSM Key to Successful HIV/AIDS Response

The Lancet-hosted symposium at the 19th International AIDS Conference. “Today we need to acknowledge that we have failed in too many places to provide even the most basic services to gay men. In much of the world, they remain hidden, stigmatized, and susceptible to blackmail if they disclose their sexual lives,” said amfAR Vice President and Director of Public Policy Chris Collins during the 19th International AIDS Conference, which took place in late July in Washington, D.C. “HIV epidemics in 2012 are severe… Read more