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Thousands of scientists, activists and people living with HIV are gathering in Washington, DC, for the XIX International AIDS Conference. The previous US visa restrictions on people living with HIV have been lifted.

This year’s conference features several days of workshops, plenary luncheons, presentations on new research and a host of other events. The theme is a love letter to Black women.


In just a few years, impressive strides have been made in the fight against HIV. New infections have declined, more people than ever are accessing treatment, and AIDS is no longer the certain death sentence it once was. But the challenges remain enormous.

The theme, “Turning the tide together,” reflects this new urgency to re-engage and refocus the global response. It acknowledges that the science is moving rapidly, but that we must also focus on the social and political determinants of health, and address the complexities of poverty, inequality, stigma and discrimination.

NMAC will lean into this theme by focusing on Black women across our movements including activists, national advocates, community voices, health department staff, researchers and women-focused organizations. They will be featured in opening plenary sessions, workshops, institutes and posters. NMAC will also feature a Virtual Grand Rounds video series that empowers healthcare teams to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to their patients. It is designed to support the ongoing development of HIV professionals and improve patient outcomes.

Keynote Speakers

This year NMAC leans into its 2023 conference theme “A Love Letter to Black Women” with a special focus on Black women (cis and trans) and their experiences. This focus will be highlighted in workshops, institutes, poster sessions and the Opening Plenary.

In a city beset by poverty, illiteracy and massive health disparities, HIV continues to hit hardest in African American communities. Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick, an infectious diseases specialist at Howard University, specializes in treating HIV-positive patients in the predominantly black neighborhood of Anacostia.

She says the high rate of infection here is a result of neglect, a legacy of mismanagement by previous administrations and an entrenched culture of stigma against people living with HIV. The community must take back control, she adds. The conference’s Places of Worship Advisory Board has assembled a panel to help DC faith leaders understand the epidemic, develop HIV ministries and support new initiatives. They’ll also learn about the latest scientific advancements and how to implement them in their communities.

Exhibitor Opportunities

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The 2023 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) CLINICAL CONFERENCE provides state-of-the-science updates on research, treatment, and adherence for experienced HIV clinical decision makers. It is designed to help participants implement evidence-based practices in their clinics and programs. The conference offers a mix of lectures, case-based interactive presentations and small-group workshop breakout sessions. The conference also offers the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

This year’s meeting will lean into the theme, “A Love Letter to Black Women,” with a special focus on honoring and celebrating Black women in our movement. This includes community voices, federal leaders, national advocates, health department staff, healthcare workers and researchers. In addition to the robust live SYNC experience, the meeting will feature a number of webinars and enduring content for year-round engagement.


The National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment provides an opportunity to share innovative approaches to delivering care and services for people living with HIV and addressing the root causes of the epidemic. Participants include social workers; representatives from community-based organizations, health departments, and hospitals; and individuals living with HIV.

More people are re-engaging in HIV care and starting new treatments, but how can we support their successful re-engagement? This session explores the role of differentiated service delivery to support sustained re-engagement.

The REINFORCE Center aims to educate HIV and primary care providers about how to incorporate retention and re-engagement into their practice. The REINFORCE team will also highlight how the new MedViewer daily adherence tool can be used in the clinic for patient engagement and retention in HIV treatment. This workshop is free of charge for attendees.

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