Written by Alain Lafeuillade   
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:38


JOEPIn his way to the World AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Professor Joep Lange and his wife died in the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

The scientific community is mourning a renowned researcher, clinician and scientist, as well as an extraordinary human being involved as an activist in the fight against HIV and AIDS all around the world.

Sad day for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

"At this sad time for the HIV Community of Researchers we are mourning the loss of Professor Joep Lange who died with his wife and  other 296 passengers in the crash of flight MH17 on July 17, 2014.
Joep was not only a brilliant scientist involved in the fight against AIDS since the early 80s but also a friend. He was a co-founder of the "HIV Persistence Workshop" in 2003 and a regular speaker at the ISHEID.

I’ll keep of him the memory of a genius mind combined with modesty.
My feelings go to the 5 daughters they left behind, his family and friends.

We will never forget you, Joep. RIP.
Alain Lafeuillade

Key words: AIDS, HIV, IAS, Joep Lange, Loss of Joep Lange, MH17 crash, SIDA, VIH
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 16:06

Marco Sgarbanti 18.07.2014 (18:03:34)  
Malaysian flight MH17 crash Yes No  

My deep condolences for all the people and scientists working in the HIV field that perished on the Malaysian flight MH 17. So sad to think how difficult it is to dedicate an entire life to science and how easy it is to have all this erased in a moment.

RIEU 20.07.2014 (17:04:55)  
Mourning Pr Joep LANGE Yes No  

Deep regrets for the loss of Joep LANGE.He was one of the biggest researchers in the field of HIV AIDS, and he gave us above all an precious example of humanism.normal



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