Six of the AIDS community's strongest voices have been remembered and celebrated at the start of the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia.
The conference delegates and community leaders were en route to Australia when MH17 was shot down.
(L-R): Dr Joep Lange, Jacqueline Van Tongeren, Martine de Schutter and Pim de Kuijer.
(L-R): Glenn Raymond Thomas and Lucie van Mens.
Around 12,000 delegates from about 200 countries have gathered in Melbourne for the annual conference.
Today's opening ceremony included a minute's silence to remember those who died when MH17 was shot down.