The Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) has granted two million dollars to a pair of scientists in a new approach to finding a cure for HIV.
As part of the $100 million Countdown to a Cure initiative, which funds projects and grants in the hope of ending HIV by 2020, amFAR is funding scientists who work outside the specific field of HIV research. The foundation is aiming to expand the scope of HIV research to include other scientific fields that could inform those avidly working to discover the basis for a cure.
With the development of Truvada or PrEP, an important step has been taken toward better understanding HIV. But there is still plenty of research to be done. By funding two scientists with fresh eyes and perspectives, amFAR is betting big on a new approach.