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Remembering Joep Lange (1954-2014)


Joseph Marie Albert "Joep" Lange, renowned HIV researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society, was among the passengers killed on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 when the aircraft was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014.

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Remembering Joep Lange (1954-2014)

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