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R.I.P. Joseph Sonnabend, MD

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Ian Roberts

Dr Sonnabend, a caring clinician, innovative researcher and a good friend to the new democratic South Africa. I first met him as a Special Advisor in Health in Mandela's Government. He was a close and consistent advisor to us in the battle for affordable medicines to treat HIV/AIDS. I will forever be grateful for his political and scientific contribution and due to his counsel plus guidance from ACT-UP and the Center for Study of Responsive Law - significant progress was made. Thank you Joseph!

January 27, 2021 UK

Brian Kaufman

Dr. Sonnabend was also my first 'adult' health care provider beginning in the late 1970s. Long after I moved away from NYC, we stayed in touch and he was always glad to provide assistance for my work in rural HIV education when I moved to Maine, where the attitude was that HIV was not a concern for any rural region. Sigh. We stayed in touch for almost 50 years! May he rest in peace.

January 26, 2021 Asbury Park, NJ


RIP Dr. Sonnabend, the first doctor to ever treat me. Such a kind and compassionate man you could ever wish to meet.

January 25, 2021 Ireland


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