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, 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.

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

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60th Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS' meeting: September 26-27


September 2016

May 2016

January 2016

December 2015

September 2015

May 2015

February 2015

September 2014

November 2011

September 2011

Public Private Partnerships Presentations:

Health Department CDC FOA Presentations:

Metrics Workgroup and Update:

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Youth and HIV:

August 2011

May 2011

Policy Recommendations

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: 08/31/2016