Pacific AETC – Los Angeles Area

Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center - Los Angeles Area

Region of Los Angeles

The Pacific AETC – Los Angeles Area (Pacific AETC – LAA) is a collaboration among the following institutions, administered through UCLA:

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Mission: Through locally based, multidisciplinary tailored education, clinical training and technical assistance to healthcare providers and organizations in Los Angeles, Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Inyo Counties, and the U.S./Mexico border region in Arizona and California, the Pacific AETC – Los Angeles Area seeks to integrate high quality, comprehensive, patient-centered and person-focused HIV care. Pacific AETC – Los Angeles Area aims to improve health outcomes, especially in marginalized and disenfranchised communities, including, but not limited to people with mental illness and substance use disorders, homeless or unstably housed, recently incarcerated, LGBTQ+, immigrants, and communities of color.

 

Featured projects include:

  • HIV Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP): A collaboration between the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA) Psychiatry Residency Training Program, the USC School of Pharmacy, the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, To Help Everyone Clinic (T.H.E.), Northeast Valley Health Corporation, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, and LAC + USC Rand Schrader Clinic.
    *JWCH Institute Inc., new HIV IPP clinic site to be added in 2021
  • Clinical Trainings (1 week to 2 months)
  • Pacific AETC – E-Learning Portal: A free, 508 compliant, HIV online learning site offering CEs to RNs, LCSWs, and MFTs. A free PrEP toolkit is available on the home page.
  • Fellowship in HIV Medicine (2-year program)
  • Implementation of HIV/HCV/Syphilis Opt-out Screening and Rapid ART in Emergency Departments, Clinics, and Correctional Settings
  • U.S.-Mexico Border AETC Steering Team (UMBAST)
  • Assisting HIV Patients Returning to Mexico and Central America https://aidsetc.org/resource/umbast-factsheets
  • Health Care Providers with Patients Who Have Been Detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    https://aidsetc.org/resource/ice-tip-sheet
  • Events: Coping with Hope, Tough Decisions Made Easier, Last Tuesday Trainings, and Nursing Series

Regions Served:

Kern, Inyo, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties, and the U.S./Mexico border region in Arizona and California.

Contact Information:

smcuevas@mednet.ucla.edu

 

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Pacific AETC - Los Angeles Area

The language used by the presenters help me be more organized, concise, and compassionate when working with individuals with HIV from various backgrounds.

Coping with Hope: Social Justice and HIV in the Time of COVID-19, June 23-25, 2020, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific AETC - Los Angeles Area

I learned a lot regarding trauma informed care with clients and finding creative ways to work with clients during COVID-19.

Coping with Hope: Social Justice and HIV in the Time of COVID-19, June 23-25, 2020, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific AETC - Los Angeles Area

I don't have any experience with HIV patients and the training is important to start my clinical psychology practicum experience.

Coping with Hope: Social Justice and HIV in the Time of COVID-19, June 23-25, 2020, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific AETC - Los Angeles Area

Hearing how patient navigation and collaboration have built a strong system of not only referral but linkage to HIV oral health care.

Providing HIV Oral Health Services in the Era of COVID-19, August 27, 2020, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA

Tom Donohoe, MBA

UCLA Principal Investigator and Pacific AETC – LA Area Director

tdonohoe@mednet.ucla.edu

Margaret Stuber, MD

IPE Medical Leader

CDU

Derrick Butler, MD

CDU Principal Investigator and Pacific AETC – LA Area Medical Director

DerrickButler@cdrewu.edu

Wilfredo Lopez

Program and Finance Manager

wilfredolopezjr@cdrewu.edu

USC

Ghislaine Archer

Project Assistant

Jerry D. Gates, PhD

USC Principal Investigator and Pacific AETC – LA Area Co-Director

jdgates@usc.edu

Ying Wang, PharmD

IPE Pharmacy Leader

Location

10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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