American Foundation for AIDS Research

American Foundation for AIDS Research

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, (AMerican Foundation for Aids Research) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy. In the early 1980s, a group of researchers and scientists including Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., then a researcher at New Yorks Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, formed an informal study group to investigate the condition that came to be known as AIDS. Wikipedia

American Foundation for AIDS Research

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, (AMerican Foundation for Aids Research) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy. In the early 1980s, a group of researchers and scientists including Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., then a researcher at New Yorks Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, formed an informal study group to investigate the condition that came to be known as AIDS. Wikipedia

Oct 1, 11:41 AM

On this day in 2001: Singer and composer Kenny G-Love Greene dies of AIDS-related complications at age 32. In addition to his work as a founding member of 90s R&B group Intro, Greene (pictured here, center, on Intros debut album cover) wrote songs for Will Smith, 98 Degrees, Ashanti, Rakim and Mary J. Blige, winning an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award for composing songs for Blige''s influential debut album, Whats The 411?. #OnThisDay #amfAR #HIV #AIDS #KennyGreene #OnThisDate #ThisDayInHistory #ThisDateInHistory

Sep 29, 2:20 PM

Today, on the 32nd anniversary of amfARs founding, we honor our colleagues whom we have lost to the AIDS epidemic including Bruce Kent, John Baker, Terry Beirn, Roger Pascoe, Randy Primm, Brian Arndt, Jay Theodore, Frank Nowicki, Travis Rogers, Tom Stoddard and Paul Corser. Many staff members in the early days of amfAR were living with HIV/AIDS themselves, fighting for a cure while battling the debilitating disease on a daily basis. We are grateful for their relentless determination, and proud to continue their legacy in making AIDS history once and for all. #amfAR #HIV #AIDS #OnThisDate #ThisDayInHistory #ThisDateInHistory #OnThisDay

Sep 29, 11:22 AM

On this day in 1992: actor, singer and composer Paul Jabara dies of AIDS complications at age 44. Jabara was a member of the original Broadway casts of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, and composed and starred in the notorious Broadway flop Rachael Lily Rosenbloom. Jabara appeared in many of John Schlesingers films, including Midnight Cowboy and recorded multiple albums for legendary disco label Casablanca Records, but found his most significant successes as a songwriter, writing disco classics such as Last Dance for Donna Summer, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) for Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer, and Its Raining Men by The Weather Girls. #OnThisDay #amfAR #HIV #AIDS #PaulJabara #OnThisDate #ThisDayInHistory #ThisDateInHistory

Sep 28, 4:02 PM

Endless Life by Riew, living with HIV at age 23. He wrote: Our lives belong to us. I have persevered since my mom died, and right now I''m still fighting. Just like the flower in this picture: Blooming, growing, and spiraling endlessly."" Artwork courtesy of amfARs TREAT Asia partners @thairedcross. #TREATAsia #amfAR #HIV #AIDS