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The Elton John AIDS Foundation is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with a new Emergency Fund to support our frontline partners.

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1990

Indiana teenager Ryan White dies of AIDS. His friendship with Ryan inspires Elton John into action.

1992

Elton establishes the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

1999

The World Health Organization announces AIDS is Africa’s number one killer, with 33m HIV infections and 14m AIDS-related deaths.

1999

The Foundation funds palliative care in Africa to support 800,000 people to die with dignity and help 300,000 children orphaned by AIDS.

2002

Elton testifies before U.S Congress pleading for more funds to fight the global AIDS epidemic – the world’s 4th largest killer.

2003

President Bush creates the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) the biggest fund for health in history.

2006

WHO sets guidelines to reduce new mother-to-child HIV transmissions by 90% by 2015.

2012

A landmark clinical trial finds that effective medical treatment also prevents 96% of onward transmissions of HIV.

2015

The Foundation aggressively funds HIV testing for more than 20m people and links 250,000 to safe medication.

2016

As new infections and the number of babies with HIV drop by half, other groups remain up to 20 times more vulnerable to HIV.

2016

The Foundation launches a new $10m LGBT Fund with PEPFAR to reach gay men and other men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

2018

Elton and the Duke of Sussex announce the MenStar coalition at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam aimed at diagnosing HIV in young men in sub-Saharan Africa to break the HIV cycle.

2018

The Evening Standard Christmas campaign in aid of the Foundation raised over £3.5m for AIDSFree Cities.

2019

Elton John meets President Macron to receive Legion d’Honneur for his commitment to HIV/AIDS.

2019

RADIAN: a partnership between the Foundation and Gilead for $25m is announced aimed at preventing, diagnosing and treating HIV in vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Elton John And The Duke Of Sussex Launch The Menstar Coalition To Promote HIV Testing and Treatment

1990

Indiana teenager Ryan White dies of AIDS. His friendship with Ryan inspires Elton John into action.

1992

Elton establishes the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

1999

The World Health Organization announces AIDS is Africa’s number one killer, with 33m HIV infections and 14m AIDS-related deaths.

1999

The Foundation funds palliative care in Africa to support 800,000 people to die with dignity and help 300,000 children orphaned by AIDS.

2002

Elton testifies before U.S Congress pleading for more funds to fight the global AIDS epidemic – the world’s 4th largest killer.

2003

President Bush creates the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) the biggest fund for health in history.

2006

WHO sets guidelines to reduce new mother-to-child HIV transmissions by 90% by 2015.

2012

A landmark clinical trial finds that effective medical treatment also prevents 96% of onward transmissions of HIV.

2015

The Foundation aggressively funds HIV testing for more than 20m people and links 250,000 to safe medication.

2016

As new infections and the number of babies with HIV drop by half, other groups remain up to 20 times more vulnerable to HIV.

2016

The Foundation launches a new $10m LGBT Fund with PEPFAR to reach gay men and other men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

2018

Elton and the Duke of Sussex announce the MenStar coalition at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam aimed at diagnosing HIV in young men in sub-Saharan Africa to break the HIV cycle.

Elton John And The Duke Of Sussex Launch The Menstar Coalition To Promote HIV Testing and Treatment

2018

The Evening Standard Christmas campaign in aid of the Foundation raised over £3.5m for AIDSFree Cities.

2019

Elton John meets President Macron to receive Legion d’Honneur for his commitment to HIV/AIDS.

2019

RADIAN: a partnership between the Foundation and Gilead for $25m is announced aimed at preventing, diagnosing and treating HIV in vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia