(Clockwise from top left: Flowers left at AIDS 2014 Welcome Sign; Dr. Joep Lange; Jacqueline van Tageren; Lucie van Mens; Martine de Schutter; Pim de Kuijer; and Glenn Raymond Thomas)
of Our Colleagues:
and the Pozitively Healthy Coalition join the world in mourning the crash of
Malaysia Airline flight MH17 which tragically claimed the lives of many members
of the global AIDS community.
had the honor of working with Dr. Joep Lange, former president of the
International AIDS Society, who died with his partner, Jacqueline van Tongeren,
a board member of ArtAids. Other members of the AIDS community lost include
Glenn Raymond Thomas, a World Health Organization spokesperson and former BBC journalist;
Pim de Kuijer, an activist with Stop AIDS Now and AIDS Fund Netherlands;
Martine de Schutter, a program manager at Bridging the Gaps; and Lucie van
Mens, director of program development and support with the Female Health
endeavor to honor their innovation and advocacy to improve the health and
well-being of those living with and impacted by HIV around the world. Our
thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and colleagues.
A highly interactive seminar for community-based primary care providers for MSM at high risk of HIV acquisition. These lives event will provide opportunities to discuss challenges in HIV prevention and provide an update on recent advances in biomedical HIV prevention strategies.