The French National AIDS Council (Conseil national du sida, CNS) is an independent, consultative French agency that was set up in 1989. It comprises 24 members: specialists working in the field of HIV/AIDS, representatives of civil society, and members of associations.
The CNS delivers opinions and recommendations on the full spectrum of issues that society faces as a result of HIV/AIDS. These papers are addressed to the French authorities and to all those involved in or concerned by the epidemic.
It is the intention of the CNS to participate in this manner in the development of public policy, within a framework that promotes respect for fundamental ethical principles and human rights.