Friday, July 14, 2006

XVI International AIDS Conference

The XVI International AIDS Conference - AIDS 2006 - comes to Toronto, August 13-18.
Twenty-five years after the first reports of AIDS, the magnitude of the epidemic demands increased accountability on the part of all stakeholders. With this in mind, the Conference theme of Time to Deliver emphasizes that -- while research to expand and improve our understanding of HIV is ongoing -- the scientific knowledge and tools to prevent new infections and prolong life already exist. Join us in Toronto to help make this happen!
Does anybody know why the Prime Minister will not be available to open the AIDS International conference [Toronto Star, Vacant chair at AIDS summit]?:
It is hard to understand why Prime Minister Stephen Harper has declined an invitation to open next month's global AIDS gathering in Toronto. More than 23,000 people from 130 countries — including several heads of state — are expected. Canada will be the focus of world attention.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So now it becomes a Global crisis, all those years that the Black Africans were dieing from it we saw it as "Their" problem.
But once the middle-class white/Homosexuals started to die in large numbers right here in North America, THEN is was the "AIDS-crisis".

Maybe the conference should have been during "Pride week" for maximum exposure to the most likely group for new cases .
But no, lets all play the PC game and blame AIDS transmission on the needle users.

toobusyliving said...

I was thrilled that The Globe and Mail printed my letter about the PM's no-show at the conference...you can see it on my blog...

Jim said...

Toobusyliving,

I think you posted your comment three times, not realizing I had comment moderation on while I was away. I deleted the other two.