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Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

PACHA Group Photo

What is PACHA?

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention of HIV disease, and to advance research on HIV disease and AIDS.

The White House asks PACHA to provide, on an ongoing basis, recommendations on how to effectively implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, as well as monitor the Strategy's implementation.

Read about PACHA on the blog.


55th Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS' meeting: February 12, 2015


February 2015

Federal Register Notice

Agenda: (PDF 112 KB)

September 2014

Agenda: (PDF 99 KB)

Federal Register Notice (PDF 172 KB)

Full Meeting Summary: (PDF 365 KB)

February 2014

Federal Register Notice

Agenda: (PDF 101 KB)

Full Council Summary (PDF 376 KB)

October 2012

Federal Register Notice: (PDF 66KB)

Agenda: (PDF 103 KB)

July 2012

PACHA Community Engagement Session: (PDF 21 KB)

Agenda: (PDF 80 KB)

May 2012

Federal Register Notice: (PDF 22 KB)

Agenda: (PDF 98 KB)

Meeting Minutes: (PDF 474 KB)

September 2011

Meeting Summary: (PDF 745 KB)

Federal Register Notice: (PDF 21 KB)

Meeting Agenda: (PDF 79 KB)

Public Private Partnerships Presentations:

Health Department CDC FOA Presentations:

Metrics Workgroup and Update:

HPTN 052

Youth and HIV:

August 2011

Federal Register Notice: (PDF 16 KB)

Letter to the President: (PDF 237 KB)

E-mail List

PACHA maintains a self-subscribing mail list for sending HIV/AIDS-related information periodically to those who subscribe. To join this list, send an e-mail message to:

To remove your name from the list send an e-mail message to:

Since this list is self-maintaining, if you change e-mail addresses you should unsubscribe the old address and subscribe again with the new address.

How the Council Performs Its Work

Temporary subcommittees consisting of members of the parent committee 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 four subcommittees: The Incidence Subcommittee, Access to Care Subcommittee, 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 HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease 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, with the advance approval of a full-time Government official, who also approves the agenda. A Government official is present at all meetings.

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

About PACHA Charter Members & Staff Subcommittees

Last revised: 12/18/2014