Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA)

OACHA provides broad social and health policy advice to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on all aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Membership consists of one third people who are living with HIV/AIDS; one third health care providers; and one third community representatives.

OACHA has developed an HIV/AIDS strategy for Ontario titled, Ontario's Strategy to Address HIV/AIDS to 2008. For more on the strategy go to OACHA Strategy.

Some of the areas OACHA is currently involved in are :

  • public health reform in Ontario
  • school-based HIV/AIDS education
  • HIV and solid organ transplantation
  • HIV and criminalization
  • health care access for non-insured people

Current OACHA co-chairs are :

Dr. Anita Rachlis
Physician, Toronto

Mr. Rick Kennedy

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