amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, 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 nearly $275 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
for 76% of HIV infections among young people aged 15 to 24. 1 A number of biological, behav- ioral, and social factors contribute to the increased vulnerability of women— particularly young women—to HIV infection. One factor that has been receiving increasing attention is gender-based violence (GBV). June 2005