The worldwide community of those fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic has lost a
true leader with the death of Joep Lange in the senseless Malaysia Air
disaster. Joep was a close colleague and friend of mine, and I especially
miss him here at the International AIDS Conference where he was to play a
leading role. Joep and I were both past presidents of the International
AIDS Society, the convening body of the conference to which Joep was
traveling with his close partner, Jacqueline van Tongeren, who was also
lost. Joep during his entire career strove to increase HIV treatment
access in resource-limited settings, especially in Africa and Asia. He was
a refined and quiet person but was fierce and effective when confronting
those who stood in the way of HIV care. He read widely, especially in
fiction and humanities, and the two of us often exchanged the books we
happened to be reading when we met at countless conferences we both
attended. Joep leaves behind five daughters, and we mourn his death. That
this was the result of mindless conflict should make us recommit to
the better world that Joep worked so hard to advance.
Paul Volberding, Director
AIDS Research Instutute at UCSF
With the impact of Uganda’s antihomosexuality law becoming increasingly evident and a new bill criminalizing transmission of HIV being passed in the Ugandan parliament last week, IAS has issued this statement.
Dr. Willi McFarland was recognized for his outstanding teaching and mentoring of HIV scientists by the ARI in its annual award.
Research in our Department of Experimental Medicine helps explain how inflammation worsens HIV disease.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Sponsored by Community Consortium and area AETCs
The PRO-Men (Positive Reproductive Outcomes for Men) program of the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle:
By Erin Allday
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