The council provides advice and information about best practices for combating HIV/Aids and
the Trump administration has fired all remaining members of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/Aids.
Scott Schoettes, a lawyer with Lambda Legal and former member of Pacha, reported what he called a “purge” of the advisory council on Twitter. He later confirmed to The Independent that all of the remaining advisers had been let go, citing three members who had received termination letters from the administration.
“I knew that the people that remained were speaking their truth, and I’ve got a feeling that was not appreciated,” he said. “I think this is a President and an administration that doesn’t value dialogue and dissenting views.”