The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) was a commission formed by President Bill Clinton in 1995 to provide recommendations on the US government’s response to the AIDS epidemic.
History [ edit ]The Council was not the first Presidential inquiry into HIV.
In 1987, Ronald Reagan appointed the President’s Commission on the HIV Epidemic (1987–88) to investigate the AIDS epidemic.
By comparison, the President’s Commission on the HIV Epidemic (Watkins Commission) submitted 597 recommendations to the Reagan Administration.
Members [ edit ]Current members [ edit ]The council members as of April 2016 are:On June 17, 2017 Scott Schoettes, Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle and Grissel Granados announced their resignations in protest stating in a joint letter published in Newsweek, “Trump doesn’t care about HIV.
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On Friday, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned.
In an op-ed published in Newsweek, council member Scott Schoettes wrote he and other members could no longer be effective serving a “president who simply does not care.”
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Schoettes (@pozadvocate) about HIV/AIDS policy in the Trump administration, and why he and others are resigning.
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