Our friend Ana Santos recently published a column in the Manila Times and on her blog entitled “Being Positive About HIV/AIDS“. She has graciously granted us permission to repost the column here, but you can also read it on her website.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
THE SINGLE FILES
By Ana Santos
Being positive about HIV/AIDS
By the time that this column comes out, the 9th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bali, Indonesia would have come to an end.
ICAAP is the world’s second biggest gathering of HIV/AIDS public health-care specialists, policy makers, international donor groups, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV/PLWA), and HIV/AIDS activists from various backgrounds to share knowledge, skills, ideas and research related to HIV and AIDS.
As the conference comes to an end, I now reflect on the many things that made an impact on me during this Congress—my first ever HIV/AIDS conference.