Archive ID: 2008_68_03

XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Interview with the Mexican AIDS activist Ricardo Baruch, on youth AIDS activism and leadership in the HIV/AIDS response. He also talks about the progresses of Mexican HIV/AIDS policy and the leadership of UNAIDS Director Peter Piot.

Background material

"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