In December 2013, I had the opportunity to attend the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (icasa2013southafrica.org). Here is a short summary and a few reflections on trends in HIV and AIDS. If you have any thoughts or ideas, please comment! I’m always up for a good discussion.
Silas and I decided not to take the moped to get his weekend juice-box…on foot we went…and saw fun things on the way! Solidarity with those who lack access to treatment for HIV or who have to go far to get the lifesaving medications!
As I’m sitting here in Washington DC, following different sessions and workshop on the progress and what still needs to be done in the fight against HIV and AIDS, it is interesting to see the different “actors” and people who are engaging in the struggle – and what motivates them. The most encouraging moment I had so far was briefly meeting Rick Warren and having a moment of exchange on sustainability and ownership. Saddleback is doing some great work in Rwanda! I also sat in on many sessions, and participated in workshops on the latest in social media and HIV and AIDS. Here are a few photos.