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President Trump Just Fired His Entire HIV/AIDS Council, And In The Rudest Way, Too

By Mark Pygas

In June, six members of President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), resigned over the presidents’s policies on health care. The 22 member council was responsible for advising the secretary of Health and Human Services on the best HIV treatment and prevention strategies

“The Trump Administration has no strategy to address the on-going HIV/AIDS epidemic, seeks zero input from experts to formulate HIV policy, and—most concerning—pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease,” Scott Schoettes, counsel and HIV Project director at Lambda Legal, wrote at the time. 

And now, the remaining 16 members of PACHA have been told they were fired on Wednesday by means of a FedExed letter from the White House.