PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board

General Information

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board serves the Global AIDS Coordinator in a solely advisory capacity concerning scientific, implementation, and policy issues related to the global response to HIV/AIDS. These issues are of concern as they influence the priorities and direction of PEPFAR evaluation and research, the content of national and international strategies and implementation, and the role of PEPFAR in the international discourse regarding appropriate and resourced responses. The Board is composed of members appointed by the Coordinator, representing U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government personnel. Membership is representative of the HIV/AIDS community, academia, international experts, partner government representatives, multilateral and bilateral agency representatives, foundations, advocates, and non-governmental organizations.

NOTE: The recommendations above do not necessarily represent the opinions of the U.S. government. These recommendations are submitted by the Scientific Advisory Board in its capacity as a Federal Advisory Committee and meet the standards and regulations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

For additional information about the Scientific Advisory Board, and the documentation of its compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, please visit the FACA Database.

PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board meeting to be held October 2-3, 2013 in Crystal City, VA.

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will host the fourth meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) October 2-3, 2013.

The meeting will take place at the Sheraton Crystal City, at 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Virginia 22202. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. October 2, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 3. It is open to the press and to the public on a space-limited basis..

The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Admittance to the meeting will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to be placed on the list, please register by sending your name, title, organization/affiliation, and contact information at While the meeting is open to public attendance, the Board will determine procedures for public participation and announce those procedures at the meeting.

Agenda topics for the meeting include: an update on current PEPFAR-funded implementation science activities; recommendations to Ambassador Goosby on the care and treatment cascade, adherence/retention issues; and research priorities for the PEPFAR portfolio. A draft agenda will be available at a later date.

For further information, contact Kathleen Borgueta at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at (202) 203-7492 or U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.
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