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 in the U.S. and the HIV National Strategic Plan.
Information on the next meeting, most recent meeting, and/or current announcements about PACHA are provided here.
November 15 and November 17, 2021
PACHA will convene the 72nd full council meeting on Monday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 17 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm (ET) on both days. To watch the PACHA meeting, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/live/index.html. If you would like to provide public comment, please email PACHA@HHS.GOV with your name, organization, and title by close of business Monday, November 8, 2021. If you decide you would like to provide public comment but do not pre-register, you may submit your written statement by emailing PACHA@HHS.GOV by close of business Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The meeting agenda is forthcoming.
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.