Blogging AIDS

Article published on Aug. 6, 2008
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Article published on Aug. 6, 2008
It is day number three of the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City and so much has happened over the last three days (not to mention the three-day Youth Pre-Conference that preceded it) that it would be impossible for me to write a blog long enough or detailed enough to convey what it has been like for the youth delegates to AIDS 2008.
Luckily I don't have to, because they are doing it for themselves. Youth here are armed with cell phones, digital cameras, video cameras, laptops and they're everywhere. Youth are in the sessions, plenaries and skill building workshops, youth are asking questions and raising their voices, youth are participating in AIDS 2008 and capturing all of it with digital media. The Youth AIDS site is filling up daily with videos, blogs and photographs from each corner of the conference and from diverse youth perspectives. The Youth delegates to Austria in 2010 will have a lot of work ahead of them to surpass the amount of digital media being produced by youth here at the Mexico City conference – hopefully they will be up to the challenge!