Sam Banda Junior, Media Scholarship Recipient and Reporter for Blantyre Newspapers, Malawi, was able to experience a state of the art media centre for the first time at IAS 2011
This was my first time at an international HIV/AIDS conference and I am grateful for the opportunity I was given.
v This being my first experience of a large conference on HIV, I wanted to learn as much as possible about the latest findings in the HIV field. Also, I wanted to link up with fellow media representatives from other countries and get to know the state of the HIV epidemic in their regions.
As Malawi is one of the countries in the African continent with little access to ARV therapies, I wanted to hear from drug manufacturing companies what kind of initiatives they are undertaking to make ARVs more accessible. More...