HIV pioneer Joep Lange died in the tragedy.
Lots of AIDS researchers, activists, officials on downed Malaysia Airlines flight to Melbourne for Intl AIDS Conference.— Gregg Gonsalves (@gregggonsalves) July 17, 2014
At this incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS stands with our international family and sends condolences to the loved ones of those who have been lost to this tragedy.
The IAS is hearing unconfirmed reports that some of our friends and colleagues were on board the flight and if that is the case this is a truly sad day.
What a HUGE loss to the world. Just learned that dear friend, amazing father to 5 girls and veteran AIDS researcher Joep Lange was on #MH17— Dr. Seema Yasmin (@DoctorYasmin) July 17, 2014
I asked him why he worked so much. He said "Do you know how much it costs to buy shoes for 5 girls?" He was a kind man &a true humanitarian.— Dr. Seema Yasmin (@DoctorYasmin) July 17, 2014
‘‘How do we measure how much a person has done for humanity? People like Joep change the course of epidemics.’’ http://t.co/5bGFBobYUA— Amelia Lester (@ThatAmelia) July 18, 2014
HIV researcher Joep Lange is apparently confirmed dead following #MH17. Absolutely heartbroken. I spent time with him this summer in Zambia.— Chelsea Polis, PhD (@cbpolis) July 17, 2014
I'm scared to ask who was traveling with Joep on #MH17 to attend the International AIDS Conference. Such a sad, sad day.— Dr. Seema Yasmin (@DoctorYasmin) July 17, 2014
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