amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Video: amfAR's Search for a Cure


Through interviews with amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost and Vice President and Director of Research Dr. Rowena Johnston, this new video showcases amfAR’s single-minded pursuit of a cure for HIV and describes the scientific hurdles that stand in the way. Frost talks about amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020, and the Foundation’s $100 million cure research investment strategy—the greatest expansion of research grant making in the foundation’s 30-year history. Johnston explains the strengths of amfAR’s research program, the formidable challenge presented by latent reservoirs of HIV, and how landmark cases such as the “Berlin Patient” have shaped the landscape of cure research.