Content From: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, HHSUpdated: May 26, 20232 min read


PACHA group photo
PACHA Group Photo

What is PACHA?

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health & Human Services regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention, and cure of HIV disease and AIDS, including considering common co-morbidities as needed to promote effective HIV diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and quality services .

This includes advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding the development and implementation of the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Read more about PACHA.

Meetings & Announcements

Information on the next and most recent meetings and/or current announcements about PACHA are provided here.

June 28–29, 2023

The 77th PACHA full council meeting will convene in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, June 28 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (MTS)/ 12:00 PM-9:00 PM (EDT) and Thursday, June 29 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MTS)/ 12:00 PM-6:00 PM (EDT). The meeting will be livestreamed.

Federal Register Notice

The meeting agenda will be posted in the upcoming weeks.

PACHA will hear public comments during the meeting. If you would like to register to provide public comment, please send an email with your name, organization, and title to PACHA@hhs.gov by close of business Tuesday, June 20, 2023. If you decide you would like to provide public comment but do not pre-register, you may submit your written statement by close of business Wednesday, July 12, 2023, to the same email address.

Review assets from prior meetings back to 2008.

How the Council Performs Its Work

Subcommittees consisting of members of PACHA may be established to perform specific functions within the Council's jurisdiction. Subcommittees make preliminary recommendations for consideration of the full council. Currently, PACHA consists of three subcommittees: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Subcommittee, Stigma and Disparities Subcommittee, and the Global Subcommittee. The Department Committee Management Officer is notified upon establishment of each subcommittee and is provided information on its name, membership, function, and estimated frequency of meetings.

Management and support services are provided by the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Meetings are held at the call of the Chair(s), with the advance approval of a full-time Government official, who also approves the agenda. A Government official is present at all meetings.