amfAR Launches ‘Countdown To A Cure For HIV/AIDS’ Initiative

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research on Tuesday announced its “Countdown to a Cure” initiative, “a research initiative aimed at finding a broadly applicable cure for HIV by 2020. ‘Countdown to a Cure’ is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program with plans to strategically invest $100 million in cure research over the next six years. … To reach the ambitious goal of a cure by 2020, amfAR is changing the way it funds research by moving away from a passive investment strategy to one that will be more aggressive and focused on collaborative approaches to addressing the unanswered questions. To help direct the research and to ensure that investments are made in the most promising areas, amfAR will establish a ‘Cure Council,’ a volunteer group comprising some of the world’s leading HIV/AIDS researchers…” (2/3).