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.
Meetings & Announcements
Information on the next and most recent meetings and/or current announcements about PACHA are provided here.
December 6, 2023 (Virtual Meeting)
PACHA will convene the 79th full council meeting virtually on Wednesday, December 6, from approximately 11:00 am–6:00 pm (ET).
View the draft agenda (PDF, 181 KB).
The meeting will be livestreamed on HHS.gov/live.
To register to participate in the PACHA-to-the-People, please visit this page.
Pre-registration for public comment has closed. However, you may submit written statement to PACHA@hhs.gov by close of business Wednesday, December 13, 2023.
View the Federal Register Notice.
Nominations for Appointment to PACHA
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is now accepting nominations for appointment to PACHA. View the Federal Register Notice for details.
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.