amfAR , The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. amfAR remains one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to fighting the AIDS epidemic, and has invested more than $307 million in support of its mission.
Since its inception, amfAR has supported innovative research into HIV prevention and treatment, providing funding to researchers for early-stage projects and enabling young researchers to establish their careers studying HIV/AIDS. amfAR grantees have produced some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in AIDS research. amfAR has supported more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
amfAR works with healthcare workers and AIDS organizations in developing countries to create and implement effective HIV research, treatment, prevention, and education strategies. Current international initiatives are: TREAT Asia, a network of clinics, hospitals, and research institutions working with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of HIV/AIDS treatments throughout Asia and the Pacific;
HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic whose reach extends to communities of every description in the U.S. and around the world. Through its education and outreach efforts, amfAR spreads awareness of HIV/AIDS, promotes HIV prevention, and endeavors to engage all communities in the fight against AIDS.
amfAR events, which range from small cocktail receptions and store openings to art auctions and international galas, all play a critically important role in raising funds for amfAR’s programs and building AIDS awareness.