On July 8 and 9, 2019, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA or the Council) will meet in Jackson, Mississippi, for its 64th full Council meeting. Mississippi is one of seven states included in the initial implementation phase of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America; these states have substantial numbers of HIV diagnoses in rural areas. Much of PACHA’s discussion with local and state stakeholders will focus on ending the HIV epidemic in the South.
The meeting is open to the public. If you are not able to attend in person, you can watch the meeting via livestream.
PACHA members will hear panel presentations on multiple topics, including: addressing challenges specific to the rural South; local and state efforts on HIV prevention and treatment; the role of the faith community in responding to HIV; and lessons learned from jurisdictions with plans to end their HIV epidemics. The Council will also hear public comments during the meeting.
The Council meeting is scheduled to convene on Monday, July 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT) and Tuesday, July 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CT).
Additional details are available in this Federal Register Notice.