Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:46

In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim

Mathilde Krim, a geneticist and virologist who researched acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and whose scientific work inspired her efforts in public advocacy to address the stigma associated with AIDS, died January 15, 2018 at the age of 91. Krim, an ASM member, co-founded the AIDS Medical Foundation in New York in 1983, which merged with a similar California-based group two years later to form Amfar, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Krim advocated on behalf of AIDS patients and led efforts to increase federal funding for research into the disease and expand access to experimental drugs.


Full Obituary Available on the Washington Post website:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mathilde-krim-scientist-turned-activist-who-helped-strip-aids-of-stigma-dies-at-91/2018/01/18/222ca810-fc63-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.1351d1fb46f5