Mexico: Many With HIV Hide Attendance at AIDS Conference
August 1, 2008
For some of the thousands of people who will convene in Mexico City next week for the 17th International AIDS Conference, the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS in their home countries means attending it carries personal risks.
Media coverage of the conference will be restricted, with participants wearing different-colored stickers to indicate whether or not they will accept being photographed or filmed, organizers said. Attendees who do agree to speak to the media may request that their interviews not be broadcast in their home countries.
Agence France Presse
08.01.2008; Sofia Miselem
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.