My first session of the day was in room 5 at 1-2pm for an event called 'HIV exposure: How does it affect children?'
The second speaker was Michael Boivin from Michigan State University talking about 'Neurodevelopment of ugandan and malawian promise HIV unexposed uninfected children'.
Malnutritional leads to increased mortality and morbidity. This was found to be 45 months in 14k children.
The next speaker from central Kenya was Njambi Njuguna
There are also complications from Lymes disease and cardiac disease as well as left heart abnormalities.
A Q & A followed.
The next event I went to at 2.30-5pm was called: 'Responsible reporting vs sensationalising HIV & AIDS in the media' This was an advanced level event in room 9. I had only been sat down for a moment when I realised this was the wrong event. This was an interactive event involving moving around discussing posters. I left and found that there had been a room change so I headed to room 13. This of course means that myself and others missed the start of this event.
First up was Kay Marshall taking about the complicated
science of HIV.
Each presentation here would finish with a question for the audience which generates a discussion. A great idea for this subject I think. Kays question was 'How can researchers, advocates and the media work together to ensure accurate scientific reporting?'
The next speaker was Ana P. Santos who talked about HIV Phillipines-State of emergency.