Scores of AIDS experts killed on Malaysia jet

As many as 100 experts heading to conference on board plane which crashed in Ukraine, after allegedly being shot down Scores of leading AIDS research experts were among those killed when a Malaysian passenger jet crashed in Ukraine after being allegedly shot down. Among them was Joep Lange, who researched the condition for more than 30 years and was considered a giant in the field, admired for his tireless advocacy for access to affordable AIDS drugs for HIV positive patients living in poor countries. “He’s one of the icons of the whole area of research. His loss is massive,” Richard Boyd, professor of immunology at Monash University in Melbourne, told Reuters. As many as 100 people heading to the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne were on the doomed flight, Fairfax Media reported, including Lange, a former president of the International AIDS Society which organises the event. “The cure for...

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