June 12, 2010

June 12, 2010
PASCHA Conference Call - Save the Date

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope your weekend is off to a safe and great start. I am still playing catch up from a very busy week so there will not be much down time for me this weekend.

Dab the AIDS Bear and I are also making a couple of appearances around the country this weekend from California all the way to the east coast. So come on out and support your local HIV/AIDS and LGBT events and get your picture taken with Dab the AIDS Bear in support of people living with HIV and AIDS.

We have a conference call which is coming up the end of this month that anyone who is HIV positive or works with people with HIV should be on the call.

Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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 conducted as a telephone conference call and will be open to the public through a conference call phone number.

DATES: The meeting will be on June 29, 2010 from 4 pm to approximately 5 pm EST.

CONFERENCE CALL: Domestic: 888-455-2653. International: 1-210-839-8485. Access code: 158777.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 443H, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-5560. More detailed information about PACHA can be obtained by accessing the Council's Web site at http://www.pacha.gov/.

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 (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 meeting will be open to the public through a conference call phone number provided above. There will be a limited amount of open lines for the public; early registration is highly recommended. Individuals who participate using this service and who need special assistance or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a request at least five days prior to the meeting. Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will be able to listen to the meeting but will not be heard until the public comment period. Information about the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS is available on the PACHA Web site http://www.pacha.gov/.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments. Pre-registration is required for public comment. Individuals who wish to participate in the public comment session must send a copy of public comment to Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, at melvin.joppy@hhs.gov by close of business Friday, June 25, 2010. Registration for public comment will not be accepted by telephone. Public comment will be limited to the first eight individuals who pre-register. Public comment will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Individuals not providing public comment during conference call meeting may submit comments to Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, at melvin.joppy@hhs.gov by close of business Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Hope to see you on the call or at the event. Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab