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Iranian-Born Doctors Honored for HIV/AIDS Work

Payvand Iran News

Two Iranian-born physicians - Kamiar Alaei and his brother, Arash Alaei - received the inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award on the opening day of the 19th annual International AIDS Conference, held July 22-27 in Washington.

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Released Iranian AIDS Doctors Share their Story

Iranian Doctors Honored at AIDS Conference

Times Union

Doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei were honored at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, on July 22 with the first Elizabeth Taylor award for their efforts to advocate for people with HIV and to prevent its transmission. PHR led a successful three-year international campaign to free the doctors following their arrest and imprisonment in their native Iran.

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The Amazing Story and Success of the Iran Free the Docs Campaign

Top Secret Writers

Dennis Dufrene, writing in Top Secret Writers, details the success of PHR's Free the Docs campaign in Iran.

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UAlbany AIDS doctor's brother home in U.S.

Albany Times Union

After three years in prison in Tehran and two months waiting for the Iranian government to allow him to leave, AIDS expert Dr. Arash Alaei has arrived in the United States.

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Drs. Arash & Kamiar Alaei

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World-Renowned HIV/AIDS Doctors Arrive in US


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today announced the arrival of prominent Iranian AIDS doctors Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei in the US following 3 years in prison in Tehran. During their imprisonment, PHR spearheaded a 3-year international campaign which called for their release and engaged hundreds of leading AIDS experts, virologists and health organizations. In late 2010, Dr. Kamiar Alaei was released and Dr. Arash Alaei was released last month.

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