During the final two days of the 2023 US Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) in Washington, DC, HIV.gov continued its conversations with a focus on the theme, “A Love Letter to Black Women.” On Friday, CAPT Jyl Martin, MPH, CHES, NHDP-BC, U.S. Public Health Service and Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), chatted with Dr. Marissa Robinson, DrPH, MPH, RPCV, EHE Coordinator, about her workshop Ending the HIV Epidemic: Black Women, HBCUs, & PrEP Uptake.

Later that day, HIV.gov hosted conversations with community members about how to use artificial intelligence (AI) in their HIV work. Afterwards, we spoke with AI workshop participants from Howard and American universities about the importance of understanding AI. Watch Friday’s update below:


On Saturday, September 9, Kaye Hayes, MPA, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease; Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy; and Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), opened the final plenary session, which was a powerful presentation by Black women leaders in the federal government. After the session, Hayes facilitated a conversation with Department of Health and Human Services leaders about federal agencies’ work to support Black women [you can watch that conversation in the video at the top of this blog post]. Watch Saturday’s update below:

This blog post was originally published September 11, 2023, on HIV.gov.