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Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care
Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong taxi April 5, had a heart attack, family members said in an announcement. Farthing was chief of medicine for the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation from 1994 to 2007. He was planning to return to the foundation in June as director of treatment programs in the 32 countries outside the U.S. where it provides services. At the time of his death, Farthing was based in Hong Kong and working for the pharmaceutical company Merck,...

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