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Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science.




As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.


The meeting will be held on August 7, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and August 8, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800; 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

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Josephine Robinson, Acting Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 701H, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-5560. Information about PACHA and the draft meeting agenda will be posted on the Council's Web site at

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PACHA was established by Executive Order 12963, dated June 14, 1995, as amended by Executive Order 13009, dated June 14, 1996. The Council was established to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to (a) promote effective prevention of HIV disease, (b) advance research on HIV and AIDS, and (c) promote quality services to persons living with HIV disease and AIDS. PACHA was established to serve solely as an advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Council is composed of not more than 35 members. Council membership is selected by the Secretary from individuals who are considered authorities with particular expertise in, or knowledge of, matters concerning HIV/AIDS.

The agenda for this Council meeting will include the following topics: Implementation of new HIV/AIDS prevention guidelines and HIV/AIDS international issues.

Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals must provide a photo ID for entry into the meeting. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated contact person. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Preregistration is required for public comment. Any individual who wishes to participate in the public comment session should call the telephone number listed in the contact information to register. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material Start Printed Page 45242distributed to PACHA members should submit materials to the Acting Executive Director, PACHA, whose contact information is listed above prior to close of business August 4, 2003.

This notice is being published less than 15 days in advance of the meeting due to issues pertaining to technical arrangements.

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Dated: July 25, 2003.

Josephine B. Robinson,

Acting Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

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[FR Doc. 03-19566 Filed 7-31-03; 8:45 am]