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Aids Foundation Formed

September 26, 1985|MARYLOUISE OATES | Times Staff Writer

A national foundation for AIDS research--aiming to raise $10 million in its first year--will be unveiled here today, sources said.

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AFAR) will be announced by Mathilde Krim of the New York-based AIDS Medical Foundation, UCLA's Dr. Michael Gottlieb and Bill Misenheimer, AFAR's director.

AFAR will merge the AIDS Medical Foundation with the recently founded National AIDS Research Foundation here.

A source said most of the money raised for AFAR--an undisclosed amount--has come from Los Angeles and that he expected that AFAR can raise "$10 million the first year."

Among AFAR's 15 board members are Edie Wasserman, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Scott, Rosemary Tomisch and Dr. Arnold Kline, the source said.

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