Content From: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, HHSUpdated: January 19, 20221 min read


Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Authority

Executive Order 12963, dated June 14, 1995, as amended by Executive Order 13009, dated June 14, 1996 and Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. S217a).

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (referred to as PACHA and/or the Council) was continued by Executive Order 14048, dated September 30, 2021.  PACHA is governed by provisions of Public Law 92-463 as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

Objectives and Scope of Activities

The Secretary of Health and Human Services is charged in Titles XXIII-XXVI of the Public Health Service Act with responsibilities for conducting a variety of activities in connection with the prevention and cure of HIV and AIDS and ensuring that people living with HIV or AIDS are provided with quality care. PACHA shall provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention, and cure of HIV and AIDS, including consideration of common co-morbidities, as needed to promote effective  HIV diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and quality services. The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature.

Download the charter (PDF 200 KB)