Mexico: Thousands attend HIV/AIDS conference in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — Upwards of 6,000 people from around the world attended the International AIDS Society’s Conference on HIV Science that took place in Mexico City this week.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health is among those from the U.S. who participated in the conference.

A. Cornelius Baker is among the U.S.-based HIV/AIDS activists who also attended. 

The conference showcased numerous HIV/AIDS studies from around the world that received support from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development. These include studies on how the use of crystal methamphetamine and group sex among men who have sex with men with HIV contributes to a Hepatitis C epidemic in Bangkok and the effectiveness of STI screenings among MSM in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam.

HIV/AIDS service providers from Mexico, Venezuela and more than 100 other countries took part in the conference, alongside AIDS Healthcare Foundations. Gilead and Roche are among the pharmaceutical companies that also participated. Read more via Washington Blade