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Presidential Advisory Council on HIV & AIDS Meeting

Thursday, February 7, 2013–Friday, February 8, 2013

SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (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.

DATES: The meeting will be held from February 7 to February 8, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. (EST) on both days.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 800, Washington, DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Caroline Talev, Public Health Assistant, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV & AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H, Washington, DC 20201; 202.205.1178. More detailed information about PACHA can be obtained by accessing the Council's Web site at www.aids.gov/pacha.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 promote effective prevention of HIV disease and AIDS. 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 Office on National AIDS Policy. The agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the Council's Web site at www.aids.gov/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 the designated contact person. Pre-registration for public attendance is advisable and can be accomplished by contacting Caroline
Talev at caroline.talev@hhs.gov. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Any individual who wishes to participate in the public comment session must register with Caroline Talev at caroline.talev@hhs.gov; registration for public comment will not be accepted by telephone. Public comment will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to PACHA members at the meeting should submit, at a minimum, 1 copy of the materials to Caroline Talev, no later than close of business Thursday, January 31, 2013. Contact information for the PACHA contact person is listed above.