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The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) provides AIDS-related training, education and information services to health care providers. PAETC has 15 local sites in California, Arizona, Hawai'i and Nevada that provide services in their local region. PAETC is an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute, and is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration under the Ryan White CARE Act.


To provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for HIV-infected patients in underserved and vulnerable populations

To increase the numbers of trained health care professionals working with HIV-infected patients

To respond to the needs of high-risk populations and the changing face of the epidemic

Target Audience

PAETC offers education and training programs specifically designed for



Physician Assistants

Nurse Practitioners


Dental Hygienists


Other health care professionals

Clinical Training Programs

PAETC offers clinical training programs for busy practitioners with the most current information on the management of HIV-infected patients and interventions to prevent high-risk behavior. Training is adapted to high, medium, or low volume providers.

Formats include:

Lectures and didactic seminars

Workshops, seminars and hands-on clinical experience

Intensive clinical rotations, preceptorships and mini-residencies

Clinical consultation on all aspects of managing patient care

Technical assistance in quality of HIV care

Faculty are recognized clinical care experts and include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and dentists.

Call the local AETC in your region for details about training opportunities. Continuing education credit is available for many programs.

Information Dissemination

PAETC provides resources to assist clinicians with difficult care decisions. Resources include treatment guidelines, slides, videos, and landmark journal articles. Teaching aides, such as curricula and slide sets, on many clinical care topics are also available.

Special Areas of Interest

PAETC has projects to build and expand provider capacity in the following settings:

Correctional institutions

U.S. - Mexico border

Community-based organizations serving at-risk minorities

Collaborations to address STD, HIV and TB provider training together

Contact the PAETC Central Office for additional information on these and other areas of special interest.

National Network

PAETC is part of a nationwide network of 11 regional AETCs, which collectively serve the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the 6 U.S. affiliated Pacific Island jurisdictions.. You may download the new national map of AETCs.

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