AIDS researchers killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

When Malaysia Flight 17 went down, so did a bit of Detroit's hope to curb an epidemic.

Dr. Elizabeth Secord, with Wayne State University's AIDS and HIV treatment program “The Horizons Project” shares the tragedy of losing 100 AIDS and HIV researchers in the flight heading to a conference in Australia.

She says the senseless act of shooting down a plane will reverberate for years for those with AIDS and HIV in Detroit.

Detroit is the top city in America for HIV infection among youth ages 13 to 25 with five new cases a week. Advocates, doctors working on new treatments for HIV: a leading Dutch researcher and Canadian doctor-- were all aboard Flight 17.
 

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