Thank You for a Monumental Year
A Special Year End Message from Kevin Robert Frost
Thanks in large part to your loyal support, I’m confident we’ll look back on 2015 as the year we turned the corner in our fight against HIV/AIDS.
With your help, we quickened the pace of cure research. 2015 marked the second year of amfAR’s ambitious Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. Thanks to our efforts, the surge of optimism in the scientific community about a cure has been matched by an increased commitment of resources, and the expertise to direct the funds where they’re needed most.
We pioneered innovative grant-making strategies to support the most promising studies. Building on three decades of knowledge about HIV, amfAR has pinpointed the key challenges that stand in the way of a cure, all of which involve hidden reservoirs of persistent virus. Now we’re mobilizing the world’s most brilliant scientific minds to tackle these four challenges and eradicate these hiding places once and for all.
And we established the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research at the University of California, San Francisco, to concentrate the talents of leading cure researchers in one cohesive enterprise. Funded by a five-year, $20 million grant, the Institute will be a crucible of AIDS research innovation and technological advancement.
Help quicken the pace of our progress with a year-end contribution right now.
While we’re energized by these accomplishments, there’s much to be done. In the coming year, amfAR-funded scientists will accelerate efforts to develop a cure, and we’ll need your support more than ever.
The impact of your contribution will be direct and immediate as we expand our efforts in 2016.
Will you move us one step closer – and help “green-light” more promising HIV/AIDS research – by making a tax-deductible year-end gift today?
Teams of amfAR grantees are racing to locate, understand, measure, and destroy the HIV reservoirs that have stymied efforts to eliminate the virus. To cite just one promising investigation, researchers at Rockefeller University are conducting a multi-country clinical trial of a very promising “shock and kill” strategy to flush the virus out of these reservoirs and then boost the body’s immune system to destroy it.
Progress like this is why we can’t stop now – there’s simply too much hope on the horizon, and too many millions of lives at stake. So please, help amfAR keep building momentum in the new year by making a generous year-end gift today.
Thank you for standing with us to conquer AIDS.
Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer
PS – In the past year, we’ve increased our understanding of HIV significantly, and have a clear research roadmap to a cure. Help us get there even faster by reaffirming your support today.