Friday, July 18
(Undated) -- The global health community is reeling from the sudden loss of dozens of leading experts on HIV and AIDS. About 100 HIV/AIDS researchers and activists were on the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down yesterday by a surface-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine. They were on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Medical experts fear the magnitude of this loss could severely affect any progress toward finding potential cures for HIV and AIDS.