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 of those infected with HIV as needed to promote effective HIV prevention and treatment and quality services to persons living with HIV disease and AIDS.
This includes advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding the development and implementation of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America and the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
Information on the next meeting, most recent meeting, and/or current announcements about PACHA are provided here.
August 6, 2020
The 68th PACHA Meeting will convene virtually from 3:00-5:00 PM (ET). Pre-registration for public comment ended on July 30, 2020 but if you decide you would like to provide written comment, you may submit your statement by emailing PACHA@hhs.gov by close of business Thursday, August 13, 2020.
- Federal Register Notice (PDF 235 KB)
- Agenda (PDF 57 KB)
- DRAFT Resolution for Discussion--Recommendations to Increase Uptake in the Ready, Set, PrEP (RSP) Program (PDF 589 KB)
- DRAFT Resolution for Discussion--Recommendations on the Impact of Novel Coronavirus on HIV Prevention & Treatment (PDF 745 KB)
June 1-2, 2020
February 10-11, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
- Full Council Summary (PDF 2.1 MB)
- Federal Register Notice
- Agenda (PDF 367 KB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic: A local perspective from Baltimore (Greenbaum) (PDF 1.1 MB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic: Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma (Mera & Essex) (PDF 1.3 MB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic: Georgia Department of Public Health (Lyons) (PDF 447 KB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic in East Baton Rouge (Gruber & Bickham) (PDF 561 KB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic: Implementation Overview (Beckham) (PDF 2.2 MB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic: An Update to the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (Giroir) (PDF 1.4 MB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic Among Diverse Populations of Women (Ojikutu) (PDF 879 KB)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic Among Women in America (Smith) (PDF 1 MB)
- HIV Prevention and Treatment for Women (Sheth) (PDF 1.8 MB)
- Resolution in Support of FY2021 Budget for “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” (PDF 63KB)
- View the video of the meeting
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: A Plan for America and the Updated National HIV 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.