amfAR is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. <br>
Because it has the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. <br>
One of the earliest advocates for people with HIV/AIDS, amfAR has galvanized national leadership on AIDS and was instrumental in securing key U.S. legislation advancing access to treatment and care and strengthening research efforts.<br>
Funded by voluntary contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, amfAR has invested more than $233 million in its mission since 1985 and has funded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.