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 Council was reestablished on January 15, 2016 and is currently operating under the authority given in Executive Order 13811, dated September 29, 2017. The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (referred to as PACHA and/or the Council) is governed by provisions of Public Law 92-463 as amended (5 U.S.C.
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Supporting Research to Effectively Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat HIV
In the three decades since the first cases of AIDS were reported, Federal investments in basic, biomedical, behavioral, and social science research have led to numerous HIV prevention interventions and life-saving treatment.
Improving Health Outcomes, Preventing New Infections
HIV is a virus that can multiply quickly and damage the body’s immune system, making it hard to fight off infections and cancers. While no cure exists for HIV infection, effective treatment is available. Today, there are more than 30 antiretroviral drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIV infection.