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amfar: On this date in 1994: gay author and

On this date in 1994: gay author and journalist Randy Shilts dies of AIDS-related illness at age 42. Shilts published three seminal books in gay non-fiction: “The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk”, “And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic”, and “Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military”. Shilts was one of the first journalists to regularly cover the AIDS crisis, eventually becoming a leader in American news coverage of LGBTQ life in America.

311 6 Feb 17, 2018
amfar: On this date in 1990: gay artist and

On this date in 1990: gay artist and activist Keith Haring dies of AIDS-related complications at age 31. Haring’s art, often political in nature, took on safe sex, AIDS awareness, the crack epidemic, and anti-Apartheid, among other issues. He collaborated with a wide range of artists, such as Bill T. Jones, Robert Mapplethorpe, ‪Grace Jones‬, ‪Yoko Ono‬ and ‪David Bowie‬. As prolific in the street (where he started his career) as he was in the studio, many of Haring’s public art works remain to this day, including his iconic “Crack is Wack” mural in New York City.

570 7 Feb 16, 2018
amfar: Today is International Condom Day. Condoms are an

Today is International Condom Day. Condoms are an indispensable part of evidence-based HIV prevention programs and are necessary to curb the global AIDS epidemic. When used the correct way every time, condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. If condoms are paired with other options, like PrEP or ART, they provide even more protection. Learn the right way to use a male condom or female condom via via the link in our bio.

322 3 Feb 13, 2018
amfar: Today is International Condom Day. When used the

Today is International Condom Day. When used the correctly every time, condoms are highly effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Learn the right way to use a male condom or female condom via via the link in our bio.

476 4 Feb 13, 2018
amfar: On this date in 2009: The case of

On this date in 2009: The case of the first and only person cured of AIDS to date – Timothy Ray Brown, then known as “The Berlin Patient” – is first reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Brown has since dedicated himself to HIV advocacy, as well as frequently working with researchers working for a scalable cure.

397 5 Feb 12, 2018
amfar: Red carpet highlights from last night’s amfAR

Red carpet highlights from last night’s amfAR Gala New York honoring and Stefano Tonchi for their contributions to the fight against AIDS. The evening raised $1.6 million for our mission of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. You can and join the fight against AIDS by donating to support HIV cure research via the link in our bio. NewYork EndAIDS

968 13 Feb 9, 2018
amfar: A moving evening at last night’s amfAR

A moving evening at last night’s amfAR Gala New York paid tribute to and Stefano Tonchi for their contributions to the fight against AIDS. With host , performances by and the Michael Aranella Band, and presenters Alexander Vreeland, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, and , the evening raised $1.6 million for our mission of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Thank you to our sponsors , , , , , , and for making the evening possible. You can and join the fight against AIDS by donating to support HIV cure research via the link in our bio. (📸 amfAR/ Getty Images / ) NewYork EndAIDS

1958 24 Feb 8, 2018
amfar: Tonight’s #amfARNewYork gala was an inspirational evening

Tonight’s gala was an inspirational evening of support to help fund critical HIV/AIDS research. Cheers to for joining the search for a cure.

429 16 Feb 8, 2018
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closed the amfAR New York Gala with an impassioned speech and an emotional set of her hits, ending an evening of remembrance and action on a high note. We can be the generation that ends AIDS. Join the search for a cure and donate now via the link in our bio. NewYork EndAIDS

2856 23 Feb 8, 2018
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“I tried counting last night and I stopped at 40 friends - personal friends - that have passed on. Why don’t we take a real moment and think about all of the friends, lovers and family members we’ve lost. If we add up who’ve lost collectively, it amounts to an entire generation - a lost generation - primarily of gay men. And that generation could be our voice in Congress today.” - accepting the amfAR Award of Courage. Every day, amfAR-funded researchers around the world are working on an HIV cure. Support their innovative work by donating via the link in our bio. NewYork EndAIDS

382 6 Feb 8, 2018
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“What is not well known is Lee’s personal involvement in the HIV/AIDS crisis back in the early days of the epidemic. He decided to start his own agency. It was the first nursing agency under contract with the AIDS Project Los Angeles. And Lee found himself responsible for the care of people living with HIV, and dying of AIDS, at a time when they were frequently shunned by family, friends and even healthcare workers.” - introducing tonight’s honoree Join the fight against AIDS and donate via the link in our bio. NewYork EndAIDS

642 7 Feb 8, 2018
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“For a young generation who has only known AIDS as a manageable disease and not a life sentence, it is difficult to understand how much the AIDS epidemic affected not just those who succumbed to it, but also everyone around them. That is testament to how far we’ve come in this fight - but it is still important to acknowledge and recognize those who died, those who survived but continue to live with the disease, and those whose lives were traumatized and changed forever, even if they were not sick themselves.” - Stefano Tonchi accepting the amfAR Award of Courage. NewYork EndAIDS

386 5 Feb 8, 2018
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“And so we celebrate Dr. Krim tonight, for though we are all saddened by a sense of profound loss, there is joy to be found in knowing that so many millions of people literally owe their lives to this great woman.” - our CEO Kevin Robert Frost pays tribute to our beloved founding chairman Dr. Mathilde Krim, who passed away last month. Dr. Krim was a science pioneer and helped saved countless lives, and we are humbled and honored to carry on her legacy until we achieve her goal: a cure for HIV / AIDS. Please consider donating to the search for a cure in memory of Dr. Krim via the link in our bio. NewYork EndAIDS

290 4 Feb 8, 2018
amfar: Thrilled to have the amazing @tarajiphenson hosting this

Thrilled to have the amazing hosting this evening’s amfAR New York Gala! To date the amfAR New York Gala has raised more than $19 million in support of researchers around the world working on an HIV cure. Will you join Taraji in supporting HIV cure research? You can donate via the link in our bio. NewYork EndAIDS

1105 18 Feb 8, 2018
amfar: Tonight, with host @tarajiphenson and a performance by @

Tonight, with host and a performance by , we are proud to honor Lee Daniels ( ) and Stefano Tonchi at amfAR New York Gala for their contributions to the fight against AIDS. and donate to support our search for an HIV cure through the link in our bio. EndAIDS NewYork

878 22 Feb 7, 2018
amfar: Black Americans have been hit harder by HIV

Black Americans have been hit harder by HIV than any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S., with African Americans accounting for nearly half of all deaths attributed to AIDS in the U.S .since the beginning of the epidemic. If current rates persist, CDC projects that 1 in 20 black men, 1 in 48 black women, and 1 in 2 black gay and bisexual men will receive a diagnosis of HIV during their lifetimes. Due to stigma, poverty, discrimination and lack of access to healthcare, less than half of African Americans currently diagnosed with HIV are receiving life-saving care. Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get tested. And if you have HIV, get treated. Find confidential testing locations via or EndAIDS

524 13 Feb 7, 2018
amfar: On this day in 1993: tennis pioneer Arthur

On this day in 1993: tennis pioneer Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS-related pneumonia at age 49. Ashe was the only African-American man to win singles titles at Glam Slam tournaments Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open. 
Ashe kept his diagnosis private to shield his wife and daughter from discrimination, but when confronted by the press, he publicly disclosed his HIV diagnosis, and became an HIV/AIDS advocate, particularly around educating the public that AIDS was not limited to gay men and IV drug users. 
Before his death, Ashe founded both the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. His legacy lives on via the stadium that bears his name (home of the US Open) and via ESPN’s annual award, the Arthur Ashe for Courage Award, which is presented to a member of the sports world who best exhibits courage in the face of adversity.

409 5 Feb 6, 2018
amfar: On this day in 1987: Two-time Emmy

On this day in 1987: Two-time Emmy Award-winning pianist and singer Liberace dies of AIDS-related pneumonia at age 67. Not publicly open about his sexuality nor his illness at the time of his passing, Liberace’s death was initially attributed to varying conditions by his personal physician before a coroner conducted an autopsy and stated the real cause of death. Liberace, once the highest-paid entertainer in the world, was the second high-profile star to succumb to the AIDS epidemic.

377 4 Feb 4, 2018
amfar: On this day in 1995: Grammy-winning music

On this day in 1995: Grammy-winning music producer David Cole dies from AIDS-related illness at age 32. Cole, along with musical partner Robert Clivillés, formed chart-topping pop groups C+C Music Factory and Seduction. In addition to work with Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Lisa Lisa + Cult Jam, The Cover Girls and multiple contributions to the record-shattering “The Bodyguard” soundtrack with Whitney Houston and Michelle Visage, Clivillés & Cole worked extensively with Mariah Carey on songs for her albums “Emotions”, "Music Box", and “Merry Christmas”. Ms. Carey wrote her record-breaking duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day”, in memory of Cole.

297 11 Jan 24, 2018
amfar: On this day in 1992: iconic model, designer,

On this day in 1992: iconic model, designer, restauranteur and AIDS activist Tina Chow dies from AIDS-related illness at age 41. Chow was a staunch supporter of the fight against AIDS before her diagnosis, and after her diagnosis she became an outspoken advocate about the lack of resources & support for women living with HIV. Chow was one of the most high-profile women to succumb to the AIDS epidemic. (Photo credit: )

411 6 Jan 24, 2018
amfar: Dr. Mathilde Krim’s legacy lives on through

Dr. Mathilde Krim’s legacy lives on through every initiative at amfAR, particularly the Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research. These fellowships support exceptional young scientists seeking innovative solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Dr. Judd Hultquist is just one of those recipients, carrying on the work started by Dr. Krim decades ago. Learn more about the work of Dr. Hultquist in our Epic Voices video series, available via the link in our bio.

207 7 Jan 19, 2018
amfar: The staff of amfAR is heartened by the

The staff of amfAR is heartened by the outpouring of admiration for our Founding Chairman, Dr. Mathilde Krim. 
You are correct. 
She was a hero. 
A trailblazer. 
A life saver. 
A warrior. 
A tireless crusader. 
A fearless leader. 
A research pioneer. 
A champion of hope and compassion. 
A fierce advocate. 
A brilliant scientist. 
An inspiration. Learn more about our beloved Dr. Mathilde Krim: http://www.amfar.org/krim/

266 6 Jan 18, 2018
amfar: Today, we mourn the passing of our beloved

Today, we mourn the passing of our beloved Founding Chairman, Mathilde Krim, Ph.D. A pioneer in AIDS research and activism, Dr. Krim was at the forefront of scientific and philanthropic responses to HIV/AIDS long before the world fully understood its catastrophic global reach. She dedicated herself to increasing the public’s awareness of AIDS and became personally active in AIDS research. As amfAR’s founding chairman, and chairman of the board from 1990 to 2004, she was the heart and soul of the organization. She helped create it, supported it, kept it afloat more than once, and guided it with extraordinary dedication. Dr. Krim testified on Capitol Hill on several occasions and was a driving force behind legislation that expanded access to lifesaving treatment and behind efforts to scale up federal funding for AIDS research. In August 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest civilian honor in the United States. Dr. Krim was an extraordinary woman who had such a profound impact on the lives of so many. Today we remember how much she gave us and the millions for whom she dedicated her life. There is joy to be found in knowing that so many people alive today literally owe their lives to this great woman. At the request of her family, donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, 120 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005, or may be made online at www.amfar.org/krim (Photo by Annie Leibovitz.)

2024 57 Jan 16, 2018
amfar: Every research scientist has their own story. Explore

Every research scientist has their own story. Explore the story of Dr. Judd Hultquist, recipient of the latest amfAR generation CURE research grant, by watching his video in our Epic Voices series via the link in our bio. genCURE

186 7 Jan 12, 2018