Bridging the connection between primary care providers and HIV experts.
The PAETC HIV Learning Network (HIVLN) is a telehealth HIV mentoring, training and consultation program for rural California and Arizona clinicians managing a small number of HIV infected patients. HIVLN provides free, live, on-line mentoring and consultation sessions for participating clinicians.
The goal of the program is to expand access to high quality HIV care and improve health outcomes for HIV-infected people residing in historically underserved communities in rural California and Arizona.
What We Do
- Disseminate and discuss new guidelines and treatment advances
- Convene online discussions among health care providers to share challenging or instructive cases with colleagues
- Provide longitudinal learning opportunities to build capacity, expand knowledge, and develop new skills
- Develop an informed support system and community of learners with guidance from HIV specialists
HIVLN encourages participation from HIV care teams made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, case managers, mental health workers, health educators, medical assistants, outreach workers and other care team members working together to improve health outcomes for HIV-infected patients.
HIVLN is a HRSA-funded initiative for health care providers who serve in rural or high-need underserved urban communities in California and Arizona. Participants should meet the following eligibility requirements set by HRSA:
- Do not receive direct Ryan White funding (e.g, Part A or Part C funds)
- Provide care in a rural setting. Suburban and Urban sites may be eligible if they serve high risk, high need populations. Participation will be decided on a case by case basis. Contact the Program Coordinator for more information.
- Manage a small number (less than 25) of HIV-infected patients or do not currently provide HIV care, but plan to begin caring for HIV-infected patients.
Interested participants who may not satisfy the above eligibility requirements can contact the Program Coordinator to discuss your needs. Eligibility may be waived under certain circumstances by HRSA.
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of one credit per hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.