Content From: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, HHSUpdated: March 26, 20243 min read


PACHA Meeting
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.

March 27-28, 2024, Meeting in Houston, TX

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will convene for its 80th Full Council meeting on Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28, 2024, at UT Health Houston School of Public Health located at 1200 Pressler Street in Houston, Texas. The meeting will also be livestreamed on HHS.gov/live. The meeting agenda will be posted several days prior to the meeting.

  • Agenda (PDF, 226 KB)
  • English/Spanish interpretation will be available for on-site participants. Habrá servicios de interpretación inglés/español disponible para los participantes asistiendo la reunion en persona.
  • Federal Register Notice 3/12/24
  • A PACHA-to-the-People Community Engagement Session will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024, between 12:45 and 1:45 PM. Members of the community are invited to join the discussion and share ideas and recommendations about responding to HIV in the state, region, and nation. Individuals can participate in the PACHA-to-the-People session in person or virtually. Register to participate virtually hereExit Disclaimer.
  • Public Comment: There will be a Public Comment session during the meeting. Pre-registration was required by COB Monday, March 18, 2024. If you decide you would like to provide a comment but did not pre-register, you may submit a written statement by emailing PACHA@hhs.gov by COB Thursday, April 4, 2024.

2024 PACHA Meeting Schedule

Additional details are forthcoming.

  • 80th Full Council Meeting: Wednesday, March 27–Thursday, March 28 (Houston, Texas)
  • 81st Full Council Meeting: Wednesday, June 5–Thursday, June 6 (Washington, DC)
  • 82nd Full Council Meeting: Wednesday, August 28–Thursday, August 29 (Virtual)
  • 83rd Full Council Meeting: Wednesday, December 11–Thursday, December 12 (Alabama)

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.