Archive ID: 2007_25_01

Young AIDS activist Ricardo Baruch talks about the international collaboration of youth activists and the AIDS situation in Mexico for LBGT persons and women in rural areas and developing countries. He also reflects on the International AIDS Conference.

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"Ricardo Baruch is a gay and HIV activist in Mexico focusing on young people and sexual reproductive health and rights. He is also a co-founder of Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS. Ricardo is an openly gay person. He is HIV negative. I met Ricardo for the first time during the International Toronto AIDS Conference in 2006. As a student/gay/AIDS activist, he is using social media to communicate to young people in the world about the role of youth in international HIV/AIDS response. A friend.” – Staffan Hildebrand