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5th Central American Congress on AIDS - CONCASIDA, 4 - 9 November 2007

07 November 2007

The 5th Central American Congress on HIV is being held in Managua, Nicaragua, from 4-9 November. Over 1,500 participants are attending the Congress including representatives from governments, the United Nations, people living with HIV, women’s organizations, religious groups and the private sector. UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot gave one of the key note speeches at the official opening ceremony of CONCASIDA. During his speech he highlighted the need to deal with the tough issues that lie at the core of the AIDS epidemic in Central America and called for strong and exceptional leadership on AIDS.