64th NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) meeting



Additional Information

The agenda is now available for the 64th NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) meeting. The virtual meeting will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 12:15 – 5:00 p.m. ET via NIH VideoCast.

Agenda highlights are included below, and complete details are available on the NIH OAR website.


  • Report from Dr. Bill G. Kapogiannis, Acting Associate Director for AIDS Research and Acting Director, Office of AIDS Research, NIH
  • NIH Presentation: Ending the HIV Epidemic Starts with Addressing Health Disparities
  • Partner Presentation: The Epistemology of Ignorance: Normal Science, Inevitable Inequities, and Audacious Antidotes for the HIV Epidemic
  • Partner Presentation: Defeating Stigma & Advancing Health Equity
  • Panel Discussion: Integrating Syndemic Models in HIV Health Disparities Research
  • Updates: NIH Advisory Council Representatives:
    • AIDS Research Advisory Committee (ARAC)
    • National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC)
    • National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (NACDA) 
    • NIH AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC)
  • Updates: HIV Clinical Guidelines Working Groups of OARAC
  • Public Comment and Closing Remarks

Any person may file public comments with the Council by emailing OARACinfo@nih.gov. Statements should include contact information, as well as the personal or professional affiliation of the commenter.

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