Pacific AETC – Arizona
Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center - Arizona
Located at the University of Arizona (U of AZ) College of Medicine, Pacific AETC – Arizona (Pacific AETC – AZ) focuses on education and training opportunities targeting low to mid volume HIV clinicians and healthcare teams. Programs include:
- Statewide continuing education sessions
- Consultations with HIV experts
- Organizational capacity building for HIV testing, PrEP, PEP, Rapid Start, and HIV Management.
- Clinical Preceptorships with Infectious Disease and HIV specialists at the University of Arizona’s Petersen HIV Clinics.
The PAETC- Arizona provides training and technical assistance to clinics and service providers looking to learn more about the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The program enables health care organizations and other covered entities to provide more comprehensive services by purchasing medications at significantly reduced prices. 340B savings may be used to provide medical services and prescription drugs at no or reduced cost and assist patients with their insurance premiums. Trainings take place in large-group (conference-style) settings, as well as through targeted technical assistance calls and coaching.
Additional programs serve the needs of health care providers and clinics offering HIV services to American Indian/Alaskan Native populations and those living near the U.S./Mexico border. Pacific AETC – Arizona also facilitates organizational capacity building through trainings on the 340B drug pricing program, sex positive & inclusive healthcare practices, and professional development for medical cases manager.
Arizona Department of Health Services Funded Projects
Data to Care (D2C) is a public health strategy that (1) uses a variety of data sources to identify persons living with HIV who are in need of medical care and (2) facilitates linkages to care services. The overall goal of D2C is to increase the retention of patients in medical care and to suppress viral rates of persons living with HIV.
Downloadable brochures Arizona AETC Brochures:
Antigen/Antibody (4th Generation) HIV Testing
Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Information about HIV Testing
Key points about Arizona’s HIV Testing Law
- No written consent form required for an HIV test; verbal consent is sufficient.
- HIV testing can be incorporated into general medical consent.
- No formal pre or post test counseling is required.
Information for Clinicians and HIV Testing Programs about the Alere DetermineTM HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Rapid Test
Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) clinical guidelines:
PrEP guidelines and background info:
To find a PrEP Provider: https://www.pleaseprepme.org/