Death of top AIDS researcher
Joep Lange confirmed among
dead in Malaysia
The AIDS community mourned the loss of one of its top researchers and advocates in the jet crash in Ukraine, a "humanist" Joep Lange, a former president of the organization that puts on the conference (the International AIDS Society) perished in the crash is especially devastating.”
The death of the worlds top HIV/AIDS Researchers is going to have a huge impact amoung those living with HIV/AIDS, exposing the cure for HIV/AIDS may have been set back ten to 15 years as a result of this huge loss.
Former International AIDS Society president Joep Lange and his partner Jacqueline van Tongeren were among the dead. The HIV/AIDS research community suffered such a great loss," said Robin Weiss, of University College London. “It is a heavy blow that people who have been so active for so long in the fight against AIDS have been wiped out.”
"Joep was a wonderful person - a great professional . . . but more than that, a wonderful human being," said Francoise-Barre-Sinoussi, who was awarded a Nobel prize for discovering HIV.
Lange’s death was a particular loss, noting that he was the driving force behind the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development.
But we still have a fighting chance for the release of the HIV/AIDS cure unfortunately our movement will be costly and this is why I come to you in hopes that you support this cause right now, this will help me and other's expose and demand that congress and the FDA release the proven cure for HIV/AIDS known as Tetrasil into STAT clinicle trials. Unless these funds are raised another hundred thousand+ people will die by the end of 2015. Please help me to make this happen.
"How ironic is it that another plane crash killed a leading figure, as with Jonathan Mann," said Ellen M. Tedaldi, director of Temple University Hospital's HIV progra.m