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AIDS 2012 Farewell: The Voices of the World

A Video Blog

July 27, 2012

Our little summer camp for global AIDS advocates (and physicians, and commercial interests) has come to a close, and there are images that will be knocking around in my head for weeks to come (and some, forever).

The seven foot Mexican drag queen handing out condoms springs to mind, of course. And escape artists Daniel Bauer's highly personal show mixing magic with confessions from his life as a gay man living with HIV. Seeing presentations by mentors I admire, such as Sean Strub and Edwin Bernard. The Australian chief justice with a gay partner of 43 years, giving me suggestions on maintaining a long marriage ("give in," he advised).

In this farewell video posting, I pay tribute to the people on the front lines who are the very essence of this conference. They are the ones with the "star power," and they fill me with renewed commitment and energy that might possibly last until AIDS2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Thanks for watching, my friends. It has been my privilege to be your tour guide and I deeply appreciate your many notes and cross-posts and "likes" on Facebook I like you very much, too.

Please be well,

Mark

Adapted from:
My Fabulous Disease


  
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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Danny L. (Lusaka, Zambia) Sat., Aug. 18, 2012 at 6:11 am EDT
I missed the AIDS2012 conference and i am living proudly with HIV for the past 22 years. I have enjoyed seeing the notable people who are the implementers of HIV/AIDS programs in the World.
I hope the next conference will address the issue of the HIV cure in the World.
Thanks to all who attended the conference.
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