Greetings all!! I'm a Program Coordinator at the Duke Student Wellness Center, and I have the privilege on reporting from an incredibly exciting event!
2012 marks a very important year for the United States...30 years of HIV/AIDS and 20 years since the International AIDS Conference will be held in this country (http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-10-30-hiv-entry-ban_N.htm). I am lucky to have been chosen to attend the conference and serve as a Latina Ambassador! I will be part of a group of people dedicated to sharing the happenings of the conference using social media, including blogging. Follow me throughout the week as I interview students, health workers, and professionals on the state the healthcare system, access to care in the United states, and current HIV/AIDS policies. Some of the topics I will address include privilege, education, social entrepreneurship and social justice, and advocacy.
Want to learn more about the international AIDS Conference?
- Here's the website: http://www.aids2012.org/
- Or get updates on Twitter: #AIDS2012 or @AIDS2012
- My IAC blog: http://nlaan.org/main/2012/06/19/maralis-b-mercado/
You can also keep checking this blog or DUWELL's other social media outlets for posts from me throughout the week!
Let's Turn the Tide Together!