Paul Corser, 1961-1999
Paul Corser, the senior program officer of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), died recently at his home in Harlem of AIDS-related causes. He was 37.
For the past eight years, Paul supervised AmFAR's grant-making activities and its research, behavioral sciences and scientific publication projects. In 1989, he developed a clinical trials program, now a model used by the federal government to test promising AIDS drugs at neighborhood health centers.
Paul worked tirelessly in the fight against HIV, dedicating his life to the principles of equality and fairness for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Appropriate and easy access to promising therapies were particularly important to him, as was developing the means for each and every individual to protect against infection.
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