CHLP Executive Director Catherine Hanssens represented CHLP on four separate topics at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, August 3-8, 2008.
The first of these, entitled "Challenges in Democratizing Access to HIV Legal Advocacy Resources," was part of a poster and panel discussion session entitled "Do You Know Your (Human) Rights?" CHLP's contribution addressed the strategic importance, and challenges, of creating an internationally-available, multi-lingual web-based resource center on HIV legal, human rights, and policy issues to support the work of community and legal advocates. Two other poster exhibitions, "Sexual Health Care for Youth in State Custody as a Human Right: The Teen SENSE Project" and "Who Decides? Balancing Rights in Perinatal HIV Testing, Prophylaxis, and Treatment," were selected for poster exhibitions and generated considerable interest and discussion.