AIDS 2008: the XVII International AIDS Conference

Next Sunday (3-8 August) AIDS 2008 – the XVII International AIDS Conference begins in Mexico City, Mexico, which the organisers declare the “world’s largest, most comprehensive HIV/Aids conference”.

AIDS 2008 will provide many opportunities for researchers to present important new scientific research and for productive, structured dialogue on the major challenges facing the global response to HIV/AIDS.

It’s a conference which aims “to promote scientific excellence and inquiry, encourages individual and collective action and dialogue, and fosters accountability” on HIV/AIDS.

According to the organizers, “AIDS 2008 will provide a forum in which key scientific and practice-based research, best practice, lessons learned and gaps in knowledge are addressed”.

SciDev.Net’s Latin American and the Caribbean coordinator, Luisa Massarani, is in Mexico city eating the tasty (and spicy) food, visiting the (fascinating) Aztecs and other pre-colombian culture vestiges and, of course, participating of the discussions around HIV/AIDS. Keep checking this blog for the latest news.

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