Trump fires remaining HIV/AIDS advisory council appointments

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Trump administration has terminated the appointments of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, a statement from the council's executive director confirmed this week.

The dismissals come after six members resigned in June, citing "a President who simply does not care," according to a Newsweek op-ed written by one member at the time.

The move is part of the Trump administration's effort to "bring in new voices," the council's executive director B. Kaye Hayes said in a statement. But the jettisoned members are also encouraged to reapply to the new council, which will begin in 2018.

"The current members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) received a letter informing them that the administration was terminating their appointments," Hayes said.

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