In the early 80’s legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor aimed to become the main spokesman and fundraiser to support hundreds of thousands of people infected with HIV, and she did it.
Following the AIDS virus began to spread, becoming a mysterious fatal disease of unknown origin, Taylor began to make fundraising work for APLA (AIDS Project Los Angeles), which performed dinner to benefit the infected. This support marked the debut of its public commitment to raise awareness about AIDS.
In 1985, Taylor presided over the founding American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR), allied with Dr. Mathilde Krim and a small group of doctors and scientists, using his fame to bring the issue of HIV / AIDS in the media.
Taylor became one of the most active celebrities in the fight to help those infected with HIV and their endless quest for a cure.
In 1991, the actress created the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) to be a means to raise funds and create awareness in the fight against the spread of HIV / AIDS, and to assist people living with virus.
The approach was the direct care and services to people living with HIV / AIDS and prevention education. ETAF supports organizations that provide education to the public about the HIV virus and AIDS prevention provides funding to AIDS organizations around the world, providing support services to needy populations.