AIDS 2008 in figures

  • US$ 25 million were spent in the AIDS 2008 – the XVII International AIDS Conference
  • 8 per cent of the total budget is provided by pharmaceutical companies
  • 10,500 abstracts were submitted
  • 4,972 papers will be presented
  • 103 later breaker abstracts will be presented
  • 22,238 participants from 188 countries are expected for AIDS 2008
  • 6,847 Latin Americans will be participating of AIDS 2008

“The nice thing of this conference is that it mixes everyone: scientists, leaders of community, people infected with HIV, etc etc”, Luis Soto Ramirez, co-chair of AIDS 2008, told a group of journalists.

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