Keeping up the constant combat against the mysterious fatal prevalence of AIDS, worldwide researchers have been upping their ante in the fight against AIDS. Agreeing that sharing of information and researching the sociological trail of the disease hold the key to the solution, researchers/healthcare workers gathered at the International AIDS conference in Washington last year. The objective of this conference was to facilitate sharing of information among concerned participants and find a definite solution. The convention focuses on three main aspects, finding better treatment, inhibit the flow of the disease, and create positive social opportunities for those affected. Held from July 22-27 at the Walter E Johnson convention centre, around 25,000 delegates from around the world met at the meeting.
The conference focused on exploring the sociological traits that are causing the disease to propagate. Since the issue of AIDS deals with complicated sexual issues, a deep introspection on the various aspects of the matter was a main point of the conference. Trying to find the root of the matter, commentators agreed that a major change in social mindset is imminent in accepting the complexities of sexual relationships. Also, many speakers stressed on combating social evils like prostitution, human trafficking, and pedophilia to combat the menace. A few commentators also raised the aspect of connecting matters like domestic violence, alcohol abuse, and lack of scientific education to study the prevalence of the disease. With the keynote address delivered by former president Bill Clinton, the convention promised of having the necessary systemic connections to implement the deductions of the convention in eradicating the menace of AIDS.
Also, the meeting focused on the fact that the perception of AIDS as a disease of Africa and the third world countries must need an introspection. The truth that emerged from the constant exchange of ideas was that no one is safe from this deep disease paranoia until effective preventive and restorative measures are in place. Talk was also on to explore new frontiers in research with a dedication that only comes from the realization of personal health safety. The consensus was that since the disease can affect anyone, a comprehensive collective global strategy must be in perusal. The organizers committed to take the matter further in discussion and implementation.
Speakers at the conference forwarded different case studies to prove their perspective. Commentators appreciated how Botswana provides free life-saving drugs to almost anyone who needs them in a country with one of the highest number of AIDS patients. The meeting also noted that the model HIV/AIDS prevention program in Brazil was in a steady decline due to several practical reasons. The organizers were happy to derive concrete conclusions from these interpretations and implement them. The situation in Haiti was also in focus with speakers expressing commendation on the progress of the prevention program in developing nations. The convention ended on a positive note with a strong guide-map to implement the ‘Universal Treatment’ in major US cities with the assurance of providing preventive medicines in not letting the disease to take shape in the first place.