Pioneering Canadian HIV/AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg dies in Florida (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Mark Wainberg, a Canadian researcher who helped revolutionize the world’s understanding of HIV-AIDS at a scientific, medical and political level, has died unexpectedly.

He is believed to have drowned on Tuesday afternoon while on holiday with his family in Miami.

“Canada and the world have lost a great scientist and a great man,” Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, said in an interview.

Andre Picard reports

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