(AGI) Melbourne, July 19 - Six AIDS experts were on board theMalaysian Airlines plane that crashed in Ukraine and not 100 aswas previously feared, said the President of the InternationalAIDS Society, Francoise Barre'-Sinoussi. "The number that wehave confirmed through our contacts with authorities inAustralia, Malaysia, and with Dutch authorities as well is sixpeople. It may be a little bit more, but not the numbers thathave been announced" she stated. Media coverage in the hoursjust after the crash had indicated that up to 100 researchers,scientists, doctors, and activists were on the Boeing 777 enroute to an international conference on AIDS in Melbourne.(AGI) . .