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Honoring Dr. Nava Sarver

March 2002

Dr. Nava Sarver of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a member of the Project Inform National Board of Governors and a dear friend of many of our staff, died from complications of severe rheumatoid arthritis on August 3, 2001.

Nava was a long-time and key member of Project Inform's Immune Restoration Think Tank and involved and supportive of many of our research advocacy activities. She fundamentally challenged our stereotypes of a government bureaucracy and by the very gestures of her life demonstrated that AIDS activism could happen within government. In her work at NIAID, Nava helped to create and administer many of the most innovative programs aimed at finding new solutions and eliminating the barriers to faster and more effective AIDS research.

To recognize her contributions, Project Inform honored her work at our annual Evening of Hope awards dinner in 2000. Dr. Sarver is one of the great unsung heroes in the fight against AIDS. And though unknown to many, her work and dedication affected all.

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