Pacific AETC – Nevada

Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center - Nevada

State of Nevada

Pacific AETC – Nevada (Pacific AETC – NV), located at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, coordinates and conducts ongoing health professional education regarding HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases. Lectures, webinars, workshops, and conferences, such as the well-regarded annual Autumn Update in the Lake Tahoe region, assure that clinicians and HIV care team members remain current regarding the latest science and clinical care for patients with HIV. Clinical preceptorships allow healthcare professionals to gain practical knowledge in providing quality, compassionate HIV care. Faculty possess expertise and years of practical experience in HIV care. Pacific AETC – Nevada also provides technical assistance and capacity-building guidance to encourage clinics and healthcare facilities in Nevada to conduct HIV testing and to develop and enhance healthcare services in the community. The main office for Pacific AETC – Nevada is located in Reno, and programs are offered statewide.

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State of Nevada

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  • Ending the HIV Epidemic in Nevada
    • Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE): A Plan for America, acts boldly on this unprecedented opportunity by providing the hardest hit communities with the additional expertise, technology, and resources required to address the HIV epidemic in their communities. Our efforts will focus on four key strategies that together can end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.: 1) Diagnose, 2) Treat, 3) Protect, and 4) Respond.The State of Nevada partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) –Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center -Nevada to conduct a rapid planning process that engages the community, HIV planning bodies, HIV prevention and care providers, and other partners in aligning resources and activities to develop jurisdictional End the HIV Epidemic plans.
  • Nevada Office of AIDS
    • HIV Prevention Program staff coordinates its efforts in collaboration with the local health districts, HIV Prevention Planning Groups, HIV-infected and affected communities, state and local HIV prevention providers, and other concerned and committed citizens to improve HIV Prevention service delivery in Nevada.
  • Pacific AETC-Nevada, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • The Pacific AETC – Nevada serves the educational needs of Nevada’s healthcare providers and organizations who provide care and prevention services in the areas of HIV, Hepatitis C, STIs, and related content. Educational modalities include a range of lectures and interactive presentations and workshops led by expert faculty. Healthcare professionals can learn best practices or receive an update on the latest treatment approaches. The Pacific AETC – Nevada now also offers clinical trainings. Providers enrolled in the clinical preceptorship program will have the opportunity to shadow or work directly with HIV and STI specialists in a variety of clinical environments in Las Vegas. The Pacific AETC – Nevada works directly with these partner sites to tailor programming to suit a participant’s specific educational needs.
  • HIV/STI Screening Toolkit for Nevada Providers
    • This toolkit consists of resources regarding Nevada’s 2021 Senate Bill 211 (SB211) HIV/STI testing mandate, including the guidance from the Pacific AIDS Education and Training CenterNevada (Pacific AETC– NV), Nevada’s Administrative Code Chapter 441A for communicable disease, CDC’s laboratory HIV testing algorithm, and more.
  • Pacific AETC-NV E-Learning Portal for Online Learning
    • The Pacific AETC-NV offers engaging and interactive online learning opportunities to increase healthcare providers’ knowledge and awareness of HIV and STI-related health topics. Online and on-demand programming offer an alternative to in-person sessions for busy healthcare professionals.
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Pacific AETC - Nevada

Content and presentation by the facilitators was consistently high quality and engaging…I felt challenged and consistently drawn into the exercises and presentations had my full attention due to the way in which they were conducted. Thanks a lot!!!

Pacific AETC - Nevada participant, Autumn Update, November 2-3, 2019, Incline Village, NV.
Pacific AETC - Nevada

The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) has and continues to make a significant impact on the provision of HIV medical care and support services at Northern Nevada HOPES (HOPES)….These programs have improved the efficacy and skillset of our staff to provide high-quality HIV care to our community. HOPES considers AETC a vital partner in the work we do and we look forward to future endeavors.

Pacific AETC – Nevada Participant, Reno, NV
Pacific AETC - Nevada

Thank you for all the years you have put this together, it has been the highlight of the year for our HIV Team. Besides the great trainings and networking with other providers, the Autumn Update gave us an opportunity to tighten our team. This has been important especially since we work in different clinics. Basically, hearing the same information we had a common backbone to go off of when deciding on programmatic issues, quality activities, evaluation and goal setting.

Pacific AETC - Nevada participant, Autumn Update, November 2-3, 2019, Incline Village, NV

Our Team

Jennifer Bennett, PhD, MPH

Director/Principal Investigator
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Caitlin Firestone, MA

Program Manager
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Christina M. Madison, PharmD, FCCP, AAHIVP

Faculty, Pacific AETC-NV
HIVLN Steering Committee Member
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Samuel Lee, MD, Ph.D.

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Ivy Spadone, MS, PA-C, AAHIVS

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Rosanne Sugay, MD, AAHIVS, NBPAS

Medical Director
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Victoria M. Young, MPH

Senior Program Manager
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
604 W. Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509

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