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

Jul 31, 10:11 AM

Today we kick off the 8th annual @Kiehls LifeRide for amfAR, and you can join in right from your own home, office or wherever you are! Simply share a selfie on Instagram of you making a heart with your hands (like @charli_xcx here) and tag @kiehls and @amfar in the photo and use the hashtag #LifeRide8. Kiehls will donate $1 for every Instagram post, up to $25,000, to amfAR to help fund a cure for HIV/AIDS. Learn more about LifeRide and other ways you can get involved via the link in our bio. #amfAR #HIV #AIDS #LifeRide8 #BeEpicEndAIDS #Kiehls #TheCureIsInOurHands #MakingAIDSHistory

Jul 28, 9:44 AM

More than 2 million of the people living with HIV globally have current or previous Hepatitis C infection, and liver diseases are a major cause of illness and death among people living with HIV. New direct-acting antivirals can cure more than 95% of people with Hepatitis C, but these life-saving medications are difficult to access for many who need them. Today, we join @who in raising awareness on World Hepatitis Day. #WorldHepatitisDay #HIV #AIDS

Jul 27, 0:26 PM

100% of the purchase price of this @kiehls Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve benefits amfARs HIV cure-focused research programs! Thank you to LifeRide supporters @tylerposey58 @gillesmarini @carrinoanthony @ianbohen @highspeedlowdrag and @lukewessman for joining us in the fight against AIDS. Get the product and get involved via the link in our bio. #amfAR #HIV #AIDS #LifeRide8 #BeEpicEndAIDS #Kiehls #TheCureIsInOurHands #MakingAIDSHistory

Jul 22, 10:27 AM

On this day in 1992: activist and artist David Wojnarowicz dies of AIDS-related illness at age 37. Wojnarowicz was a member of the thriving East Village art scene in the 80s, working alongside artists such as Keith Haring, Karen Finley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nan Goldin and Peter Hujar, the latter of whom was also his lover. Hujars death from AIDS in 1987 inspired more political and activist themes in Wojnarowiczs art, particularly around the governments response to the AIDS epidemic. Months before his death, Wojnarowiczs work reached its widest audience when his art was utilized by U2 for the cover of the One album, though its possible his most lasting legacy is a passage in his 1991 memoir Close to the Knives, where he imagined everyone who had lost someone to AIDS hurling their loved ones dead body onto the lawn of the White House. Wojnarowiczs ashes were scattered on the White House lawn as part of ACTUPs 1996 Ashes Action, along with the ashes of other victims of the AIDS epidemic. Photo courtesy Peter Hujar Estate. #amfAR #HIV #AIDS #OnThisDay #ThisDayInHistory #DavidWojnarowicz #PeterHujar