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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A tragic loss for AIDS advocacy, research
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A tragic loss for AIDS advocacy, research

AIDS researchers and advocates are used to dealing with death, they say, but that hasn't made the last 48 hours any easier. An estimated 12,000 scientists, medical workers, advocates and policymakers are traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia — a “mega event” for their field — amid the grim news that dozens of their colleagues, including a top researcher, were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. The loss is certain to cast a shadow over the conference, members of the community said, calling the blow immeasurable and tragic. “It's like a train has gone off the track,” said...

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