“The AIDS epidemic has been the greatest health threat to the gay community – my community – that has ever existed. A cure for AIDS is possible, and I believe that we will see it in our lifetime. amfAR has the will, the commitment, and the know-how to get this done, and to truly make AIDS history.”
Kevin Frost joined amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, in 1994 and has served as the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer since 2007. Appointed by President Obama in 2010, he served on the Presidential Advisory Commission on HIV/AIDS, which is charged with providing guidance and recommendations to the Administration on the US government’s domestic and international HIV/AIDS prevention and research programs.
Frost graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in music and moved to New York in 1990 to pursue a career as an opera singer, but along the way found himself engulfed in the AIDS epidemic after an encounter with author and AIDS activist Larry Kramer led him to join ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an AIDS advocacy group. Today he does most of his singing at home to his husband and their twin boys, Noah and Tristan.
amfAR is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested $415 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 3,300 research teams worldwide.
In 2014, amfAR launched “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS,” a research initiative that aims to develop the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. The Foundation plans to invest $100 million in cure-focused research over the next five years, including a $20 million grant to establish and fund a cure-focused HIV/AIDS research institute.
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Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR is an annual, week-long motorcycle ride through major U.S. cities that includes multiple high-profile events at Kiehl’s stores along the way to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and funds to help amfAR find a cure. At the conclusion of this year’s ride, Kiehl’s will have raised $1.2 million for amfAR. The 6th Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR is a 2,100-mile long journey that begins in Denver, CO on August 3 and ends in San Diego, CA on August 15. Learn more at www.kiehls.com and www.amfar.org.