Tag Archives: amFAR

HIV/AIDS Pioneer Dr. Mathilde Krim Dies At 91

Activist Peter Staley writes on Facebook: My greatest AIDS hero died a few hours ago. Dr. Mathilde Krim, founder of amfAR, warrior against homophobia and AIDS-related stigma, dedicated defender of science and public health, and mother-figure and mentor to countless activists, will leave a deep hole in the continued fight against AIDS — a fight she dedicated her life to. …

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amfAR Unveils Launch Of HIV Cure Institute: We Plan To Have The Scientific Basis For The Cure By 2020

Big news today from amfAR. Via press release: amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced the establishment of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an innovative collaborative enterprise based at UC San Francisco (UCSF). As the cornerstone of amfAR’s $100 million cure research investment strategy, the aim of the Institute will be to develop the scientific basis of …

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AIDS Group Announces $100M Intiative To Find Cure For HIV Within Five Years

From the American Foundation for AIDS Research: amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today 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 …

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Ben Cohen For AMFAR

Clip recap: This year’s LifeRide has been an incredible journey so far. We’re so fortunate to have spent it with such amazing celebrity riders and participants who are dedicated to raising money for amfAR and supporting this important cause. Our final stop will be in NEW YORK CITY! Join us for our finale celebration this Tuesday, August 12th starting at …

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AMFAR: $100M For HIV Cure Research

The Foundation for AIDS Research has announced that it will devote $100M to finding a cure for HIV by 2020. “A decade ago, curing HIV was thought by many, if not most, in the scientific community to be impossible,” said amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost. “But the science has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, to the extent …

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Walking For A Cause

W Hotels has the deets on their website: W Hotels of NYC presents the inaugural LOVE hangOVER Ball in support of the American Foundation of Aids Research (amfAR). The LOVE hangOVER Ball forms part of The W Hotels of New York City initiative to support the work of amfAR. The project is part of a series of activities across W …

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AMFAR Donates To HIV Cure Research

Poz Magazine has the news: The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) has awarded more than $800,000 in three new HIV cure grants to research teams in the amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE), according to an amfAR statement. The teams will: investigate if disulfriam, an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of alcoholism, can get dormant virus out of latency …

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Atomic

Eternally glamorous Debbie Harry attended last night’s amFAR benefit in New York City. (Via Boy Culture)

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AIDS Groups To FDA: Approve Existing HIV Drug As A Daily Preventive For Infection

A coalition of major national HIV/AIDS advocacy groups is asking that the FDA approve the Gilead drug Truvada as a daily preventive or “pre-exposure prophylaxis” (PreP) against infection. Among the groups joining the demand are amfAR and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Via press release: The PrEP sNDA for Truvada®meets criteria set out in FDA’s Manual of Policies and Procedures …

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Liz Taylor Leaves Estate To AIDS Charities

Most of Elizabeth Taylor’s massive fortune will go to the two AIDS charities with whom she was most famously associated. Screen queen Elizabeth Taylor has left behind a fortune worth at least $600 million, much of which is expected to go to the AIDS charities she championed for decades. Her famous jewelry collection, valued at an eye-popping $150 million in …

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Elizabeth Taylor: Early AIDS Hero

Good As You posts the above 1985 news clipping as a reminder that Elizabeth Taylor was among the first and most vocal celebrities to demand funding for AIDS research, a move she made at great risk to her career, considering the tenor of those dark, dark days. Taylor went on to cofound the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and …

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Photo Of The Day

Gothamist reports: “To raise awareness for World AIDS Day, which is tomorrow, December 1, 2010, amfAR ambassadors Liza Minnelli and Cheyenne Jackson, amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole and fashion designer and Project Runway runner-up Mondo Guerra rang the opening bell this morning at the New York Stock Exchange.”

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JMG EXCLUSIVE: Kylie Minogue To Host NYC amfAR Benefit On June 3rd

The folks at amfAR have tipped JMG exclusively that gay icon Kylie Minogue will host their June 3rd benefit, The Inspiration Gala, which will be held at the New York Main Library on Fifth Avenue. In a first-time collaboration, amfAR and Josh Wood Productions are initiating a new event series—the Inspiration Gala—a celebration of fashion and creativity that will benefit …

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AMFAR To Domain Host Go Daddy: Take Down Neil Horsely’s Anti-Gay Site

Two days ago infamous Georgia nutcase Neil Horsely was arrested for making death threats to Elton John over his comment that Jesus Christ was gay. Today Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin reports that Horsely is also responsible for a campaign in Kenya that calls for the death of homosexuals. Horsley is not only calling for Elton John’s death, but …

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