HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.
In this latest podcast in Community Health Charities’ Charity Spotlight series, host Jerry Franz asks the questions “How serious a health problem is HIV” and “what role does amfAR play in research, advocacy, and education?”
Formerly known as DOORWAYS’ Supportive Housing Facility (DSHF), Cooper House serves people who are unable to live independently as a result of HIV/AIDS. It is the only program of its kind in the region and was one of the first in the United States to pr
amfAR publishes a wide range of educational materials and engages respected public figures, HIV/AID scientists, and policy makers in diverse efforts to communicate the Foundation’s message and the need for AIDS research.
The GMT Initiative (formerly the MSM Initiative) provides financial and technical support to community organizations working to reduce the spread and impact of HIV among gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively,