Pacific AETC – Bay Area, North & Central Coast

Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center - Bay Area, North & Central Coast

Region of Bay Area North and Central Coast

The Pacific AETC – Bay Area, North & Central Coast (Pacific AETC – BANCC) serves healthcare providers from San Luis Obispo County to the Oregon border on the California coast.  San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area has been an epicenter of HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic and, therefore, boasts a rich history in cutting edge HIV research, care, treatment, and prevention. Most faculty are affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco and are practicing clinicians in community health centers and hospital clinics providing training and technical assistance tailored to these, and other allied healthcare, settings.

Pacific AETC – BANCC offers a variety of trainings and professional development activities, including mentoring and clinical preceptorships, focusing on HIV prevention, clinical management of HIV/AIDS and related major co-morbidities (e.g., mental health, substance use, and sexually transmitted infections). Programs target all members of care teams (frontline workers, clinicians, managers, etc.).

In addition, faculty can provide practice transformation (clinic capacity building assistance including clinical quality improvement or systems development) to maximize an organization’s ability to improve outcomes along the HIV prevention and care continuum.  All programs utilize cutting edge, interactive training methodologies, designed to give busy providers and their agencies the most current information they need to provide quality HIV prevention and care.

Regions Served:

Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Bonito, San Luis Obispo,  San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma counties.

Contact Information:

For inquiries related to the Bay Area (includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties) please contact

For inquiries related to the Central Coast Area (includes Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz) please contact

For inquiries related to the North Coast Area (includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties) please contact

BANCC QUICK GUIDE to Help Healthcare Providers Increase PrEP Uptake in BIPOC Communities

New: Quick Guide to Help Healthcare Providers Increase PrEP Uptake in BIPOC Communities

Graphic with "Treat patients as experts over their own lives."The Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center – Bay Area, North & Central Coast has recently created a Quick Guide to Help Healthcare Providers Increase PrEP Uptake in BIPOC Communities. If you are interested in learning how to increase PrEP Uptake in BIPOC Communities, be sure to check out the quick guide below.

For more detailed information, visit the Uplifting BIPOC for PrEP Uptake page on the larger Pacific AETC PrEP Provider Toolkit.

Pacific AETC’s HIV Essentials and Quick Clinical Guides (Updated)

Cover page of the Pacific AETC's HIV Essentials and Quick Clinical Guides.

The Pacific AETC‘s HIV Essentials and Quick HIV Clinical Guides compilation consists of seven of our most popular clinical reference guides used in primary care, urgent care, and emergency room clinical settings. The recommendations are based on HRSA, CDC, IDSA, IAS-USA, and WHO guidelines, along with current practices used by our expert clinicians. This compilation starts with two “Essentials” documents which can be printed on single letter-sized pieces of paper and folded into a pocket for quick reference during a busy clinic. The protocols and quick clinical guides provide more details for implementation, and each document can be printed separately and used on their own.

Past Events Resources

Event Name: Congenital Syphilis Update  

Date: August 28, 2023 

Description: The topic includes an overview of current congenital syphilis epidemiology, screening recommendations, management of perinatal syphilis, and guidance for prevention. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Know the current California and national congenital syphilis (CS) epidemiology. 
  • Review HIV screening recommendations for people with syphilis. 
  • Understand CS pathophysiology and its manifestations.  
  • Describe the management of prenatal syphilis and of infants exposed to syphilis while in utero. 
  • Delineate syphilis screening guidance for the prevention of CS. 

Link to Slides: 

Event Name: 18th Annual HIV Nursing Network Conference 

Date: May 12, 2023 

Description: Topics covered include an HIV 101 refresher course for novice providers, innovative approaches to mental health care, an update on the use of doxy-PEP as an STI prevention strategy, and a look at novel ways to use long-acting ART in vulnerable populations. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify at least one way nurses can help reduce HIV-related disparities in their community. 
  • Discuss two ways long acting injectables can serve as an anti-oppression tool. 
  • Describe at least one innovative approach to mental health care in the Bay Area. 

Links to Slides:

Event Name: San Francisco Frontline Organizing Group Long-Acting Injectables: A Frontline Worker’s Role in Team-Based Care 

Date: April 26, 2023 

Description: The topics covered include the ways a frontline worker can support a client’s success with a long-acting treatment or prevention regimen, a medical and pharmacological overview of long-acting injectable ART and PrEP, and various ways long-acting injectable treatment and prevention can be covered by medical insurance. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe two ways an HIV Frontline Worker can support a client’s success with an LAI treatment or prevention regimen. 
  • Name the two Long-Acting Injectable medications currently approved by the US FDA for HIV treatment and prevention. 
  • Identify two programs that pay for LAI treatment and prevention medications.

Link to Slides: 

Event Name: Building Belonging: Innovation and Harm Reduction in HIV Care 

Date: April 22, 2023 

Description: Topics include an epidemiology update on HIV and substance use on the North Coast, a review of long-acting injectable medication for HIV prevention and treatment, and techniques to engage patients in healthcare. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe one way long-acting injectable medication can be used as an anti-stigma tool. 
  • Summarize at least two innovative harm reduction programs that support communities impacted by HIV. 
  • Demonstrate one harm reduction skill to support patients on their journey to better health.  

Links to Slides:  

Event Name: The Invisible Patient: Cultural Approaches to HIV Care and Prevention Among Black Women 

Date: February 3, 2023 

Description: Topics include an epidemiological profile among Black women in the Bay Area and cultural perspectives on healing and health among Black women living with or at risk for HIV. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the HIV epidemiological profile among Black women in the Bay Area. 
  • Summarize the importance of increasing awareness of innovations in HIV prevention and care among Black women. 
  • Identify culturally responsive strategies to improve health outcomes among Black women with or at risk for HIV acquisition.  

Links to Slides: 

Event Name: California Statewide HIV & Aging Educational Initiative 

Date: November 16, 2022 

Description: The topic includes addressing the mental health needs of older adults with HIV. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe at least two mental health concerns commonly experienced by older adults with HIV in California. 
  • Explain at least one effective strategy to help address mental health concerns among older adults with HIV in California.  
  • Identify at least one resource available to help support older adults with HIV in California to access mental health services.  

Links to Slides: 

Event Name: Challenging Racism and Building Equity in PrEP Uptake for BIPOC Communities 

Date: June 22-23, 2022 

Description: Topics covered include an overview of the current state of the HIV epidemic and the need for increased utilization of PrEP uptake in BIPOC communities, the impact of medical mistrust, and a look at REACH LA’s pilot program designed to bridge the gap between the community and health services.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the role of structural racism in access to PrEP among BIPOC communities. 
  • Summarize the importance of increasing PrEP utilization among BIPOC communities. 
  • List barriers and opportunities to engage and retain BIPOC communities in PrEP uptake.  

Links to Slides: 

Event Name: Ending the Silent Epidemics: Substance Use as a Driver for HIV 

Date: March 9-10, 2022 

Description: Topics will cover the impact of substance use disorder on HIV incidence and health outcomes, the effects of opioids and stimulants on the brain, and treatment for substance use disorder. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify one way substance use is propelling the HIV epidemic in rural and urban communities. 
  • Distinguish two ways sigma negatively impacts people who use substances. 
  • Recall one way opioids impact brain function. 
  • Explain two ways safe injection sites can impact the community. 
  • Explore one strategy that can be used to treat co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorder. 
  • Determine one innovative strategy for linking patients to substance use treatment. 

Links to Slides: 

Event Name: From Jail to Care: Connecting People to Hope During and After Incarceration 

Date: February 23, 2021 

Description: This training will provide information on ways to support people during and after incarceration, share strategies for reducing barriers to care, and review harm reduction strategies.  

Learning Objectives:  

  • Identify barriers to healthcare for people experiencing incarceration. 
  • Identify strategies for reducing the barriers to care for people recently incarcerated. 
  • Identify overdose and harm reduction resources to help patients survive post-release. 

Link to Slides: 

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Pacific AETC - Bay Area, North & Central Coast

I love your programs. I get such useful tools that I continue to use on a daily basis

Trans Health Preceptorship, Pacific AETC - BANCC, January 15-17, 2020, San Francisco, CA
Pacific AETC - Bay Area, North & Central Coast

Overall this was one of the best trainings I have attended, I learned so much that I will use moving forward, the presenters were very knowledgeable and did a great job at getting us to participate

HIV Health Coaching Training, Pacific AET- BANCC, March 19-21, 2019, Oakland, CA

Program Team

Lori Osorio MPH

Central Coast Area Program Manager

Jessica Price

Associate Program Director

Sophy S. Wong, MD

BANCC AETC Clinical Advisor

Our Team

Ele Lozares-Lewis MD AAHIVS

Faculty Trainer

Samali Lubega MD AAHIVS

Deputy Medical Director

Danny Toub MD AAHIVS

Faculty Trainer


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