Pacific AETC – San Diego & Imperial

Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center - San Diego & Imperial

Region of San Diego/Imperial

Pacific AETC – San Diego & Imperial (Pacific AETC – SDI) is housed at University of California San Diego Health Owen Clinic, the largest multi-disciplinary HIV clinic in San Diego County. A variety of training programs are available to health care providers, teams, and organizations in the counties of San Diego and Imperial. We offer programs to increase the capacity and capability to identify people at risk for acquiring HIV, and to care for people with HIV. Our programs include:

  • Interactive or case-based trainings for novice to experienced HIV providers and non-clinicians. Common topics include HIV 101, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, PEP vs. PrEP, Clinical Management of Newly Diagnosed, HIV Testing, and Introduction to Antiretroviral Therapy
  • HIV Mini-Residency Program for health care providers to observe HIV care delivery at Owen Clinic
  • Clinical consultation via in-person, e-mail, and/or phone to discuss HIV-related cases with HIV experts
  •  Technical assistance/coaching to develop policy and procedures and/or to implement HIV-related programs such as routine HIV testing and PrEP

Region Served:

San Diego and Imperial Counties

Contact Information:

(619) 471-9521


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Pacific AETC - San Diego & Imperial

I just wanted to thank you for the meeting yesterday and share how I had a patient today who had been prescribed PrEP but was not taking it! After yesterday’s information I felt comfortable discussing his sexual [history], getting the appropriate labs done, and educating him about PrEP, your training was very timely! Thank you!

PEP & PrEP, November 2020, PAETC-SDI, San Diego, CA
Pacific AETC - San Diego & Imperial

The providers are amazing, extremely knowledgeable, and very much in touch with their patients. The comprehensive approach with Pharmacy, Addiction Medicine was extremely helpful!

HIV Mini-Resident Participant, 2020, Pacific AETC-SDI, San Diego, CA
Pacific AETC - San Diego & Imperial

I’m more able to talk about medication adherence, safer sex practices, and educate patients about HIV transmission

HIV Mini-Resident Participant, 2020, Pacific AETC-SDI, San Diego, CA
Pacific AETC - San Diego & Imperial

The collaborative learning environment was effective in discussing cases among various health care providers. The mix of research and clinical was very helpful.

Bi-monthly Case Discussion Participant, Pacific AETC-SDI, San Diego CA
Pacific AETC - San Diego & Imperial

The training and discussion were useful to understand antiretrovirals and adherence. Very informative. I wished there was more time!

Dental Participant, HIV series for Dental Teams- Overview of ARVs & Drug Interactions, Pacific AETC-SDI, March 2020, San Diego, CA

Our Team

Daniel Lee, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health
Principal Investigator, Pacific AETC-SDI
Clinical Director, HIV Learning Network (HIVLN)

Aaron Willcott, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant


4168 Front Street, Medical Offices South 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92103-8681

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