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XV International AIDS ConferencePhoto Journal by Bonnie Goldman


During the day, delegates attended sessions. At night, there were a host of gatherings; some were arranged by the Thai government, pharmaceutical companies or large AIDS organizations, such as the Global Health Council. Parties were held on boats, in restaurants and at the fanciest hotels. Favored doctors were probably the busiest, but with so many leaders in town, there was a lot of party hopping. While most of the delegates were not invited to the poshest festivities, most people found the conference a terrific opportunity to network with people from around the world who were doing similar work, whether it was outreach to homeless populations or figuring out ways to get funding for new AIDS projects.

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