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Encyclopedia > American Foundation for AIDS Research

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is an organization "dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy." Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (or acronym AIDS or Aids), is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


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FRONTLINE: the age of aids: interviews: mervyn silverman | PBS (6431 words)
She, working with the American Foundation for AIDS Research, started speaking out at press conferences, at hearings in Congress, at international conferences about the need -- all the words that I would have liked President Reagan to say, talking about caring and compassion and all of these things.
It was significant, and she, for American Foundation for AIDS Research, raised a significant amount of money, which was very important in the early days, because contributors were few and far between for us to be able to do the funding of research in those early years.
It took a long time to get research started through getting funding from the federal government, so one of the things that the American Foundation for AIDS Research could do was turn around a request for funds for research in literally months, a few months, as opposed to 12 to 18 months.
FRONTLINE: the age of aids: documents: president reagan's amfar speech | PBS (2246 words)
This is the text of a speech, written by Landon Parvin, for President Reagan to deliver at a dinner honoring the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR).
In addition to all the private and corporate research underway here at home and around the world, this fiscal year the federal government plans to spend $317 million on AIDS research and $766 million overall.
Spending on AIDS has been one of the fastest growing parts of the budget, and, ladies and gentlemen, it deserves to be.
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