Hi, and welcome to AID’s new blog! To start things out, we are going to be blogging on the XVII International AIDS conference in Mexico City this August, 2008. This includes the youth preconference, which will be taking place from July 31-August 3, and the main conference, which will be from August 3-8. The conference will bring together more than 25,000 people from around the world, including AIDS activists, scientists, policy makers, people living with AIDS, community groups and health workers engaging in dialogue, debate, action, advocacy and networking around AIDS issues.

Check back for daily updates and responses to events and actions taking place in Mexico City around international AIDS issues, follow my experiences in Mexico, comment on the blog entries, and let me know what you’d like to see more or less of.


Courtney Matson