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House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair, HIV/AIDS Advocate Lantos Dies

February 12, 2008

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) died Monday from esophageal cancer at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., the New York Times reports. Lantos was 80 years old (Herszenhorn, New York Times, 2/12). Lantos had recently been involved in reauthorization hearings for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 2/8). President Bush in a statement released Monday said he appreciates Lantos' efforts to fight HIV/AIDS and address other human rights issues worldwide (White House statement, 2/11).

Paul Zeitz, executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance, said Lantos was an "indispensable leader in the field of global AIDS and poverty," adding that the "fight against HIV/AIDS has lost a real hero. His leadership will be sorely missed" (Lagos/Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/12).

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Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2007 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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