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Joep Lange (1954–2014)

Science  22 Aug 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6199, pp. 881
DOI: 10.1126/science.1259453

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Joep Lange and his partner Jacqueline van Tongeren were among the AIDS experts killed on 17 July 2014 in the downing of the Malaysia Airways plane over eastern Ukraine. They were all on their way to the International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia. AIDS was the cause to which Joep dedicated most of his professional life—with inimitable passion, tenacity, and energy. He was my friend for 30 years.