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Final USCA 2016 Facebook Live Events Focus on Viral Suppression and Conference Highlights

PLWHA discuss viral suppression at USCA

On the closing day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), September 18, in Hollywood, Florida, AIDS.gov shared more conference highlights via two Facebook Live events. People Living with HIV Discussed What New Science on Viral Suppression Means to Them Dr. Rich Wolitski held a conversation with four other people living with HIV about…

PACHA Remembers Former Member Rev. Vanessa Sharp

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The members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) mourn the loss of Rev. Vanessa Sharp, whose four-year term on PACHA concluded last September. Vanessa died on April 7 in Atlanta. At Rev. Sharp’s memorial service recently, PACHA member Bishop Oliver Allen, Presiding Bishop of the United Progressive Pentecostal Fellowship of Churches, paid tribute…

PACHA Seeks Nominations

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015. The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within HHS. It…

PACHA Shares NHAS Implementation Recommendations

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During the 57th meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on September 15, 2015, the Council shared recommendations on the implementation of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), first provided an update about current efforts by agencies across…

USCA 2015 Concludes in DC

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The 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) wrapped up over the weekend in Washington, DC. Among the many highlights were the following: ONAP Listening Session on Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted a listening session on Friday, September 11, to hear ideas about the updated National HIV/AIDS…

Five New Members Join PACHA

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At last week’s meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Atlanta, Georgia, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Karen DeSalvo swore-in 5 new members. The new members come from three states and the District of Columbia and bring diverse and valuable perspectives from academic medicine, community-based organizations, and faith communities as well…

PACHA Seeking Nominations

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice and recommendations on HIV-related issues and policies to the HHS Secretary and the White House. PACHA members are a diverse group of leaders from communities, science/medicine, public health, business, and…

PACHA Appoints 11 New Members, Re-appoints 3

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At yesterday’s meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Washington, DC, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Wanda Jones, swore-in 11 new members and 3 re-appointed members. The PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention of HIV disease, and to advance…