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New Book to Feature a Decade of Early AIDS Activists' Portraits

The entire collection of 225 portraits, personal statements and negatives has been archived in the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University (NYU). But much of Bill Bytsura's collection of large format photographs of a decade of AIDS activists -- from the well-known to those never publicly recognized, from those who have survived to those who lost their lives soon after the photos were taken -- has not been published. Now, Bytsura is launching a fundraising campaign to produce a high-quality book with many of these stunning images.

Published
10 September 2014
From
The Body
Telling tales and talking-through

There has been a recent wave of films and television events, for a combined gay and heterosexual audience, in an emerging genre of “AIDS nostalgia”. I’m thinking of films like Dallas Buyers’ Club and television series like Angels in America and The Normal Heart.

Published
01 September 2014
From
Bad Blood (blog)
Remarks on the lives of Jacqueline van Tongeren and Joep Lange, by Catherine Hankins

It is incomprehensible that people who worked so hard to save the lives of others should be shot down and be collateral damage in someone else’s war. Each of us needs to reflect on how to celebrate their memories by taking forward their visions. This world is a better place for them having walked among us. Let this be said of each of us too.

Published
06 August 2014
From
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Dutch Doctor Killed on MH17 Saved Lives With Advocacy, Research

Two months before veteran AIDS researcher Joep Lange perished in the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot down over Ukraine, he was in Moscow, pressing for Russia to start programs to prevent HIV spread among drug users.

Published
24 July 2014
From
Bloomberg
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Passenger Manifest

Here is a list of the passengers and crew members aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Published
19 July 2014
From
New York Times
Joep Lange: a brave HIV researcher, a great friend and colleague

Dutch professor of medicine Joep Lange and his partner Jacqueline van Tongeren were among the 298 people who perished in Malaysia Airlines flight 17 after it was struck down on the Russian-Ukraine border last night. Professor Lange’s friend and colleague David Cooper reflects on their work together and Lange’s legacy.

Published
19 July 2014
From
The Conversation
The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the loss of friends and colleagues aboard flight MH 17

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has today confirmed the devastating news that at least six delegates traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, including former IAS President Joep Lange, were on board the Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 that crashed over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

Published
19 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Scientist killed on MH17 brought HIV therapy to the poor

Research community mourns Joep Lange, who was among the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Nature
On the Losses Aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

A Tweeter asked me if the loss of Joep, Glenn, and other AIDS researchers and activists possibly on board MH17 would prove a major set-back in the fight against AIDS. No, I said. One of the glories of the AIDS community is that its bench is deep, its talents enormous, and its sorry history of processing grief and moving on is unparalleled. The dead, as has always been the case since this awful virus emerged in the late 1970s, will be mourned. And then energies will be mustered, to get the job done.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Laurie Garrett (blog)
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