Monday, August 14, 2006

Lifelong blogs from the AIDS conference in Toronto

Four staff members of Lifelong AIDS Alliance are attending the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada. Over 20,000 scientists, health care providers, government officials, and others from around the world meet every two years for the largest forum related to HIV/AIDS in the world.

The staff -- Executive Director Tina Podlodowski, Director of Programs David Richart, Director of Marketing and Development Cory Curtis, and Education and Prevention Manager Erick Seelbach -- will be writng daily updates from the conference, which can be viewed on their website

Curtis wrote the first post on Sunday, in which he describes a keynote from local philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

In tonight’s opening session, Bill Gates, who keynoted after a long list of politicians, said that throughout the world, for every new person treated for HIV/AIDS, ten more are infected. It’s clear that we’re simply not keeping pace.

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