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amfAR Welcomes Selection of Grant Colfax, M.D., to Lead Office of National AIDS Policy

Working in the White House, Colfax will bring commitment to prevention and research to help successfully implement National HIV/AIDS Strategy


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NEW YORK, March 14, 2012—amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, on Wednesday applauded the selection of Grant Colfax, M.D., to be the next director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  

Colfax, the director of HIV prevention and research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, has long been a national leader in HIV/AIDS prevention. Colfax is also a clinician at the University of California’s Positive Health Program, where he works with people living with HIV/AIDS and those who are at high risk of infection.  

“Grant Colfax’s strong background in HIV/AIDS prevention, especially among at-risk populations, makes him an ideal choice to lead the nation’s efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS,” said amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost. “Dr. Colfax’s groundbreaking work in San Francisco has prepared him well to lead the White House effort to bring down HIV incidence, increase rates of testing and treatment, and, we hope, change the face of the domestic epidemic.”  

“We look forward to working with Dr. Colfax on implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and we are confident that our nation’s public health will benefit from his formidable expertise and experience,” said Chris Collins, amfAR’s vice president and director of public policy.  

About amfAR  

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 more than $366 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.