On Thursday, September 7, at the 2023 US Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) in Washington, DC, HIV.gov continued its livestream conversations with a focus on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Following a listening session with PACHA members, 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), connected with PACHA Chair Marlene McNeese and member Tori Cooper.
McNeese said the listening session gave PACHA members an opportunity to hear from the community and prioritize their needs as they make recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services. Cooper added that PACHA members heard about the importance of addressing syphilis and the needs of veterans with HIV.
[You can watch their discussion in the video at the top of this article or on YouTube.]
OIDP also held an Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) listening session and hosted a meet and greet with “I am a Work of ART” partners whose stories are featured in the community-informed viral suppression campaign.
Organized by NMAC, USCHA features institutes, workshops, and posters addressing issues in biomedical HIV prevention, aging, service delivery, and telehealth, prioritizing the issues of people with HIV and the next steps in ending the epidemic. This year’s theme is “A Love Letter to Black Women.”
This blog post was originally published September 8, 2023, on HIV.gov.