For 26 million dollars, you’d expect a good party. The AIDS conference in Mexico didn’t deliver much in the way of new science, but on the party front, it did just fine. It did serve to push some neglected issues up the agenda; the right of women, men and transgenders to sell sex safely was discussed in a plenary session for the first time. Read more about Argentinian sex worker Elena Reyanga’s speech over at Bound Not Gagged.
The sign of a good party is of course that you make new friends as well as running in to old ones. I was especially glad to put a (predictably gorgeous) face to Susan Lopez from the Desiree Alliance; we’d know each other only as disembodied radio voices over on XXBN.