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Part F - AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program

The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program supports a network of 8 regional centers (and more than 130 local affiliated sites) that conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers  treating people living with HIV. The AETC Program is a national network of leading HIV experts serving all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the 6 U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions. The AETC Program increases the number of health care providers who are educated and motivated to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage people living with HIV and to help prevent high-risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission.

The AETC Program focuses on training a diverse group of clinicians, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, oral health professionals, and pharmacists. The AETC Program also works with other multidisciplinary HIV care team members working in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and sexually transmitted disease clinics, hospitals, community-based organizations, health departments, mental health and addiction treatment facilities, and other health care facilities.

Current AETC Program grant recipients

Download Fact Sheet (PDF - 95KB) for more information on the AETC Program.

AETC Provider Training Network

Three national centers within the AETC Program support and complement the regional training centers:

AETC Program Resources

AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Annual Data Report 2014

AETC National Coordinating Resource Center Resource Library