amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

amfAR Gala Cannes

Thank you for your interest in amfAR Gala Cannes 2020. We have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and after much consideration we have decided to cancel this year’s event.  

If you have already purchased a ticket or table for the event, amfAR staff will contact you in the coming days to offer a credit for any upcoming event, or a full refund. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but our top priority remains the health and safety or our staff, donors and sponsors. 

In this global health emergency, it’s all hands on deck. While we remain fully committed to HIV research and to finding a cure, as leaders in infectious disease research, we have a responsibility to do our part and to utilize the experience and expertise we have acquired over 35 years of funding the most innovative and creative research on HIV/AIDS. So in this time of crisis, we are expanding our efforts to include research on the deadly new coronavirus and have established the amfAR Fund to Fight COVID-19 for that purpose. The fact is, amfAR is uniquely positioned to participate in the all-out effort to develop effective treatments and a vaccine for the coronavirus.

At times like this, reliable information is important and empowering. So we have built out a section of our website devoted to the intersection of HIV and COVID-19. Updated daily at All money donated for HIV research will stay in HIV research, whereas all donations to this special fund will be earmarked for research on COVID-19. In these challenging times, we are especially grateful for your generous support.

We are looking forward to seeing you at a future amfAR event. Any questions about the cancellation can be directed to

If you would like to make a special contribution to support the amfAR fund to fight COVID-19 please click here: