We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of everyone lost on MH17, including our HIV & AIDS colleagues en route to Melbourne.

The International AIDS Society released this statement today (Friday, July 18):

The International AIDS Society (IAS) today expresses its sincere sadness at receiving news that a number of colleagues and friends en route to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia, were on board the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight that has crashed over Ukraine earlier today.

At this incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS stands with our international family and sends condolences to the loved ones of those who have been lost to this tragedy.