The U.S. HIV Care Continuum

This is the website for the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD). NAHEWD is a membership organization of the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs). We encourage you to learn more about our group in our About page.


  • The NAHEWD national network partners with > 100 sites, geographically dispersed around the country, to build the nation’s capacity for the delivery of high quality HIV clinical care in even the most remote, underserved, and hard-to-reach urban and rural areas of the United States (U.S.) and its territories
  • AETC-trained providers are more competent in regard to HIV clinical care and are more willing to treat people living with HIV (PLWH) than other primary care providers1
  • From July 2014 – June 2015, the AETCs reached over 70,000 healthcare providers through over 14,300 training programs

Why are we important?

NAHEWD members are based at leading academic and medical centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the six U.S. Pacific jurisdictions. These affiliations allow the AETCs to bring the expertise of academic medical centers and leading clinical providers to community-based providers in an effective and sustainable manner. In short, AETCs deliver direct capacity building services to health care teams and their clinical settings so they can provide the highest quality care. – * –

1Devin McBrayer. “Treatment Cascade” presentation, July 7, 2014. https://prezi.com/p6biexvknarb/addressing-hiv-stigma-in-health-care-workers/