Funeral of Antonín Holý takes place in Prague

24-07-2012

The funeral of Antonín Holý, a Czech scientist who pioneered the development of retroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis B, took place in Prague on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by around three hundred people, and included dignitaries such as Prime Minister Petr Nečas and Jiří Drahoš, head of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Holý died on July 16th after battling with illness. He was 75 years old.