Trump Fired White House AIDS Council; Now He’s Bringing it Back

Jan. 24, 2019, 10:45 AM

A White House panel on HIV/AIDS policy that President Donald Trump scuttled is set to make its comeback with two new leaders at the helm.

Carl Schmid, deputy executive director of the AIDS Institute, and Washington state Secretary of Health John Wiesman will lead the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS when it convenes in March. That will be the panel’s first meeting since Trump fired its remaining members in December 2017 after six members left in protest, saying the administration didn’t have a plan to address HIV/AIDS issues.

Now the council, which has been around since 1995, appears to be ...

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