Holiday Gift Guide 2019: amfAR

Ongina and Kelly Osbourne. Photo by Dia DipaSupil/Getty


Ongina and Kelly Osbourne. Photo by Dia DipaSupil/Getty

We know, we know—it’s the holidays and you’ve been up to your ho-ho-ho in chores and shopping and parties and dinners and wrapping and——oh shoot! You forgot to shop for some of your friends and family, or your favorite bartender, or your physician. Relax! There’s still time to finish that holiday shopping!

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, established by the late Elizabeth Taylor and Dr. Mathilde Krim, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since its inception in 1985, amfAR has invested more than $517 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 3,300 research teams worldwide.

This year, as part of their fundraising efforts, amfAR is selling an “epic” t-shirt. This 100% black cotton, V-neck T-shirt proudly proclaims, “I’M EPIC.” The shirt is offered in men’s and form-fitting women’s styles. The T-shirts were worn by participants in the 2017 amfAR NYC Pride March. A whopping 60 percent of each t-shirt purchase supports amfAR’s search for a cure, including the Countdown to a Cure for AIDS research initiative. Your friends will love the t-shirt, and you will love knowing that your purchase just might lead us to a cure for AIDS sooner rather than later.


The Epic T-Shirt, as well as other amfAR swag, is available exclusively from amfAR at

—Reporting by Hank Trout

Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.