About PACHA

Content From: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, HHSUpdated: November 01, 20222 min read

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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. 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.

October 17, 2022

PACHA virtually convened the 75th full council meeting on Monday, October 17, 2022, from 12:00–2:00 PM (ET) to discuss and vote on recommendations pertaining to Molecular HIV Surveillance and Cluster Detection and Response.

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.