AmfAR, making AIDS history

In September 1985, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) was formed through the unification of AMF with the like-minded National AIDS Research Foundation, which had been incorporated in California in August 1985. Dr. Krim and Dr. Michael Gottlieb (a co-author of the CDC report on the first cases of AIDS in June 1981) became its Founding Chairmen, and Elizabeth Taylor, its Founding National Chairman. One of its first donations was a gift of $250,000 from Rock Hudson shortly before he succumbed to AIDS in October 1985.