IAS Outgoing Executive Director Discusses Importance Of Continued HIV/AIDS Efforts In NPR Interview
NPR: 4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis
“Just over four years ago, on July 17, 2014, six delegates on their way to the International AIDS Conference died in the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine. … ‘I’m hopeful that people will still remember them,’ Owen Ryan, the outgoing executive director of the International AIDS Society, says of the colleagues he lost in the AIDS prevention research and activism community that day. … On the eve of the 22nd International AIDS Conference, Ryan talked with NPR about the current state of the AIDS crisis around the world and why it’s important to keep funding AIDS prevention efforts…” (Doubek/Guerra, 7/22).
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