AFA mourns the passing of Colombian activist, Javier Leonardo Varón

Javier Leonardo VaronAID FOR AIDS mourns the loss of Javier Leonardo Varón, an activist who transcended the borders of his home country, Colombia, to become one of the most committed fighters in the struggle for access to treatment and the pioneer social watchdog on drug safety in his country.

We are certain that Javier Leonardo’s legacy will live on, and he will continue to be with us in the energy and enthusiasm of our work to improve the quality of life of people with HIV throughout the region of Latin America and the rest of the world.

We share our deepest condolences for his family, and at the same time we take this opportunity to celebrate the life and work of each one of our friends, like Javier Leonardo, who have passed on before us.

We will see you again soon, Javier Leonardo!

In solidarity with the family, friends and activists throughout the region,

Jesus Aguais

Executive Director