So Day 1 of the preconference is over… there have been some really incredible incites and ideas. What I have realized and think is most important is that young people from all over the world – students, HIV positive youth, and representatives from countless local, national and international organizations, as well as youth delegates from UN agencies – do indeed have the power to make change. From grassroots advocacy to public policy work, to peer education programs, to comprehensive sex and reproductive health programming, there are SO many things that young people are ALREADY doing. It is just a matter of the larger population engaging them to help make change around approaches to HIV and AIDS treatment, prevention and education.

I would love to hear more about what others think, so please feel free to comment on this blog, and let me know your thoughts!