Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA or the Council) will be holding a meeting and will discuss recommendations regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective, prevention, treatment and cure of HIV disease and AIDS. The meeting will be open to the public.
The Council meeting is scheduled to convene on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. (ET). The meeting will be open to the public.
200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201 in the Penthouse (eighth floor), Room 800.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Caroline Talev, Public Health Analyst, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, 330 C Street SW., Room L106B, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 795-7622 or Caroline.Talev@hhs.gov. More detailed information about PACHA can be obtained by accessing the Council's page on the AIDS.gov site at www.aids.gov/pacha.
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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. In a memorandum, dated July 13, 2010, and under Executive Order 13703, dated July 30, 2015, the President gave certain authorities to the PACHA for implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (Strategy). PACHA is currently operating under the authority given in Executive Order 13708, dated September 30, 2015.
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.Start Printed Page 36417
Substantial progress has been made in addressing the domestic HIV epidemic since the Strategy was released in July 2010. Under Executive Order 13703, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020 (Updated Strategy) was released. PACHA shall contribute to the federal effort to improve HIV prevention and care.
The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature.
The Council consists of not more than 25 members. Council members are selected from prominent community leaders with particular expertise in, or knowledge of, matters concerning HIV and AIDS, public health, global health, philanthropy, marketing or business, as well as other national leaders held in high esteem from other sectors of society. Council members are appointed by the Secretary or designee, in consultation with the White House. The agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the HIV.gov Web site at https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/pacha/about-pacha.
Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify Caroline Talev at Caroline.Talev@hhs.gov. Due to space constraints, pre-registration for public attendance is advisable and can be accomplished by contacting Caroline Talev at Caroline.Talev@hhs.gov by close of business on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments during the meeting. Comments will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Any individual who wishes to participate in the public comment session must register with Caroline Talev at Caroline.Talev@hhs.gov by close of business on Wednesday, August 23, 2017; registration for public comment will not be accepted by telephone. Individuals are encouraged to provide a written statement of any public comment(s) for accurate minute taking purposes. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to PACHA members at the meeting are asked to submit, at a minimum, 1 copy of the material(s) to Caroline Talev, no later than close of business on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
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Dated: July 20, 2017.
B. Kaye Hayes,
Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
[FR Doc. 2017-16465 Filed 8-3-17; 8:45 am]
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