Local Performance Sites
Carol Galper, EdD, Principal Investigator
Alyssa Bittenbender, MPH, Program Director
University of Arizona College of Medicine
PO Box 245143
Tucson, AZ 85724
Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
1450 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: (520) 626-0723
(AI/AN, and Border projects)
(Serving all AZ counties)
The mission of the Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide outstanding care to people living with HIV and AIDS. Physicians, dentists, nurses, mid-level practitioners (NP, PA), pharmacists and mental health workers will have access to training from peer colleagues who possess expertise in the management and treatment of HIV disease. Education and training opportunities target clinicians with low to mid volume HIV patients in their practice, and include statewide continuing education sessions, consultations with experts, and preceptorships with clinicians who have a large number of HIV patients in their practice. The Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center will also facilitate dialogue between urban and rural practitioners, and collaborate with other Ryan White Consortia providers.
Cyril Goshima, MD, Director
Kevin Patrick, MA, Program Manager
3675 Kilauea Avenue, Sinclair 200
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 373-6222
Fax: (808) 356-0313
Kevin Patrick, MA, Program Manager
(Serving all HI counties)
Located at the University of Hawai’i, the mission of the Hawai’i AIDS Education and Training Center and AIDS Education Project is to provide excellent research, education and training on prevention and care in Hawai’i and in the Asian Pacific Region. Trainings include: one-hour didactic presentations on specific topics such as HIV treatment updates; full-day seminars for HIV case managers; and intensive HIV nursing skill-building programs.
Patricia Charles, DrPH, MPH, Site Director
Jennifer Bennett, MPH, Program Specialist
University of Nevada School of Medicine
411 West Second Street
Reno, NV 89503
Phone: (775) 784-1373
Fax: (775) 784-4544
(Serving Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, , Lander, Lyon, Humboldt, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine counties)
The Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center (NV AETC) is part of a federally funded nationwide network of programs whose mission is to provide up-to-date scientific and clinical care information and education to health professionals. We conduct an ongoing series of educational programs in formats ranging from on-site conferences to satellite broadcasts. All programs are conducted by expert faculty. We also serve as a resource to health professionals in Nevada, linking them with consultants and assisting them in accessing the most up-to-date information in order to prepare them to provide high quality, compassionate care to their patients with HIV.
We have two branch offices in Nevada. Las Vegas and Southern Nevada are served by the Las Vegas AETC and Northern Nevada and parts of Northern California are served by the Northern Nevada AETC located in Reno at the Center for Education and Health Services Outreach.
Curley Bonds, MD, Principal Investigator
Phil Meyer, LCSW, Associate Director
Jennifer McGee, MPH, Program Coordinator
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
1748 E. 118th Street, Building M
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: (323) 357-3402
Fax: (323) 563-9333
(Serving Los Angeles county)
PAETC/MAI provides state – of – the – art HIV/AIDS clinical training, education and consultation throughout greater Los Angeles. Los Angeles has been an epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic since the first cases were identified here in 1981. Providers in the region have seen the epidemic grow and often affect those from the most vulnerable populations. Since the beginning of the epidemic, Los Angeles County has recorded over 50,000 identified AIDS cases, almost 40% of ALL California’s AIDS cases. This diverse region has not only been heavily impacted by the AIDS epidemic, but also substance abuse, violence and homelessness.
To provide state-of-the-art, culturally competent/fluent care for their patients, providers of HIV services must have access to expert training. The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center sites in Los Angeles are available to provide such training.
Sophy Wong, MD, Director
Shailey Merchant Klinedinst, MPH, Training Manager
614 Grand Ave., Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 835-3700
Fax: (510) 625-9307
(Serving Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties)
The Center for Health Training (CHT) and its staff are dedicated to improving the abilities of organizations to deliver accessible, high quality, culturally proficient and compassionate services to their clients.
We provide training, technical assistance, and support to organizations and programs that deliver health care and related services to underserved populations, especially women and children. In so doing, CHT serves its clients by improving the quality and effectiveness of these programs.
Marshall Kubota, MD, Site Director
Danielle Jones, Coordinator
Sonoma County Academic Foundation For Excellence in Medicine
3569 Round Barn Circle, Suite
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 527-6223
Fax: (707) 583-8808
(Serving Del Norta, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties)
The North Coast Area AIDS Education and Training Center (NCAAETC) was established in September, 1989. Its purpose is to provide AIDS education and training to physicians, nurses, dentists, mental health counselors and other allied health professionals of the HIV care team. Our expert faculty consists of individuals with extensive experience working with people who are infected with HIV or at risk of being infected.
Jackie Tulsky, MD, Medical Director
Amanda Newstetter, MSW, Training Director
Kala Garner, Program Coordinator
50 Beale Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 597-9168
(Serving Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties)
The San Francisco Area AIDS Education and Training Center (SFAETC) is a clinical training and educational resource for health care professionals and organizations caring for people with HIV and AIDS in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. SFAETC is a Local Performance Site of the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Ivan Gomez, MD, Medical Director
Andres Alba, Research Assistant
155 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701-2302
Phone: (559) 499-6457
Fax: (559) 499-6451
(Serving Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare counties)
Lori Salmiery, MPH, Health Educator, HIV Services
100 North Winchester Blvd., Suite 250
Santa Clara, CA 95050-6250
Phone: (408) 556-6605
Fax: (408) 556-6617
(Serving Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties)
- Basic HIV Overview
Refresher training for providers including local trends of HIV transmission and prevalence, progression of the virus, identifying acute HIV infection, resistance, and common medications.
- HIV & Psychiatric Illness
Identifies mental health issues associated with substance use and HIV seroconversion, addresses psychiatric side effects of HIV medications.
- HIV & the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community
Current trends relative to HIV risk factors and the API community, unique barriers to accessing services, strategies to improve HIV prevention and care services.
- Prevention with Positives and Partner Notification
Defines Partner Counseling and Referral Services (PCRS), how to refer to and utilize services available through state and local health department partner services programs, strategies for integration of prevention strategies into primary care for people living with HIV.
- Oral Sex, Drugs, & Piercing: What Dental Professionals Need to Know
Identifies increased risk factors for infectious diseases associated with oral sex, substance use, and piercing, assists dental professionals in recognizing acute HIV infection, and gives a brief overview of local referral sources for treatment and care.
- Oral Health Screening & Dental Referrals: Issues for the Primary Care ProviderIntroduces a simple oral health screening tool to recognize urgent oral health issues, including signs of methamphetamine use and acute symptoms of HIV infection, assists participants in providing appropriate information when referring someone for dental care, and gives a brief overview of credible sources for dental referrals and consultations in the South Bay area.
- HIV Disclosure and Confidentiality Issues for Health Care Providers
Identifies legal issues that arise for people living with HIV, provides an overview of housing services and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), discusses the relevance of trusting, non-judgmental relationships among providers and HIV-positive clients, and provides a forum for discussion of confidentiality concerns and credible referral sources.
- HIV & Latinos
Current trends relative to HIV risk factors and Latinos, identifies unique barriers (language, stigma, etc.) to accessing services, strategies to improve HIV prevention and care services.
- HIV & Women
Current trends relative to HIV risk factors and women, gender-specific barriers to accessing HIV prevention and care services, overview of HIV therapy during pregnancy and strategies for prevention of mother-to-child transmission.
- Sex, Meth, and HIV
Current trends in methamphetamine use and implications on rates of HIV transmission, effective strategies for working with and treating clients using street drugs, and identifies effective strategies in methamphetamine abuse treatment.
- Technical Assistance
Chart reviews, assistance with development and review of policies and procedures, clinical consultations relative to patient care, treatment, and/or medications.
Gregory Melcher, M.D., Site Director, Principal Investigator
Judy Vang, MSW, Program Manager
University of California, Davis
4150 V Street, Suite G-500
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 734-3365
Fax: (916) 734-7766
(Serving Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Siskiyou, Shasta, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolomne, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba counties)
Jeremiah Tilles, MD, Principal Investigator, Director
University of California, Irvine
101 City Drive S., City Tower, Suite 400
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 456-7612
Fax: (714) 456-7169
(MAI, and AI/AN)
(Serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and Long Beach)
An educational leader in Southern California, especially in the area of HIV/AIDS, the Division of Infectious Diseases trains medical students, residents and fellows as well as practicing physicians and other health care providers.
The division is home to the only Orange County site for the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), a program that provides HIV/AIDS training to health care professionals throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties as well as the city of Long Beach. Through this program, the Division organizes “HIV/AIDS on the Front Line,” an annual, multidisciplinary conference drawing approximately 300 attendees from the region. This year, in addition to the AETC programs, the division hosted “Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases,” a conference designed for emergency department and primary care physicians as well as first responders.
Tom Donohoe, MBA, Site Director, Principal Investigator
Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4101
Phone: (310) 794-8276
Fax: (310) 794-6097
(MAI and Border Initiatives)
(Serving Los Angeles county)
The UCLA PAETC provides primary care professionals (Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Pharmacists) with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for HIV-infected patients and to increase the numbers of trained primary care professionals working with HIV-infected patients in the community. Training programs and educational approaches are designated by level, according to the experience, knowledge and needs of trainees.
Chris Mathews, MD, Director, Principal Investigator
Susan Benson, MS, Program Coordinator
University of California, San Diego
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-8681
Phone: (619) 543-2415
Fax: (619) 543-7841
(MAI, and Border)
(Serving Imperial and San Diego counties)
The UCSD Medical Center’s Owen Clinic AETC, under the auspices of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), offers a “mini-residency” in HIV primary care to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists
The mini-residency training program is designed for primary care providers who currently care for, or are willing to care for, HIV infected individuals. Trainees will be supervised by the Owen Clinic’s faculty.
Training includes didactic, observational clinical experience in the Owen Clinic, the largest provider of HIV care in San Diego County.
The training is tailored to emphasize the aspects of HIV care relevant to the expertise and interest of the trainee. Examples of training topics include, but are not limited to:
- HIV Diagnostic Testing
- HIV Disease Staging
- HIV Neuropsychiatric Syndromes
- HIV Disease Management
- Current Combination Therapy
- High Resolution Anoscopy
As a complement to the training, participants have the opportunity to interface with the Owen Clinic’s interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists, adherence counselors and health educators.
Jerry D. Gates, PhD, Director
Lilia Espinoza, PhD, MPH, Assistant Director
School of Medicine
University of Southern California
The Alhambra Building, A-7, 4th Floor, Room 7421
1000 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 457-4222
Fax: (626) 457-4230
(MAI, and Border)
(Serving Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties)
The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California provides HIV and AIDS education and training to healthcare professionals. Education and training programs are designed to keep busy providers up-to-date with the latest in HIV/AIDS treatment.