The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold its 66th full Council meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 10 and 11, 2020. The District of Columbia is one of the 57 jurisdictions prioritized in Phase I of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE), as are neighboring Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.
Over the course of the two days, the Council will:
- Discuss the four EHE Pilot Sites: DeKalb County, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; East Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
- Hear about best practices and challenges in responding effectively to HIV in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia from people living with HIV, local government officials, and healthcare providers.
- Examine stigma.
- Consider the unique needs of women and HIV.
- Receive an update on the FY2020 federal budget and an update on HIV globally.
The meeting convenes on Monday, February 10, from 1:00–7:00 p.m. (ET) and Tuesday, February 11, from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (ET). The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington. You can register on site, but please note that space is limited. In addition, if you would like to provide public comment during the meeting, please send an email to PACHA@HHS.gov.
If you are not able to attend in person, you can watch the meeting via livestream at www.hhs.gov/live.
Learn more about PACHA on HIV.gov, where you can find links to previous meeting summaries and slides, including those from the October 2019 PACHA meeting in Miami, Florida.