The AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program is the training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). The AETC Program is a national network of leading HIV experts who provide locally-based, tailored education, clinical consultation, and technical assistance to healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations to integrate high-quality, comprehensive care for those living with or affected by HIV. HIV care is a complex, challenging field, and ongoing, high-quality training and support is essential for clinicians caring for people living with HIV.
The AETC Program was established in 1987 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It is administered by the Division of Training and Capacity Development in the RWHAP of HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). The RWHAP provides HIV-related services to more than half a million people each year who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to cope with HIV disease. The RWHAP fills gaps in care not covered by other sources.
Regional Training Centers
The 8 Regional AETCs administer training programs through local partners, serving all U.S. states, territories, and jurisdictions. To request training, capacity building, or technical assistance, contact your regional AETC office.
The MidAtlantic AETC serves Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virgina through its central office and local partners.
The Midwest AETC serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin through its central office and local partners.
Mountain West AETC
The Mountain West AETC serves Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, North and South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming through its central office and local partners.
New England AETC
The New England AETC serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont through its central office and local partners.
The Northeast/Caribbean AETC serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands through its central office and local partners.
The Pacific AETC serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the 6 U.S.-affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions through its central office and local partners.
South Central AETC
The South Central AETC serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas through its central office and local partners.
The Southeast AETC serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee through its central office and local partners.
National Training Centers
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
The AETC National Coordinating Resource Center provides education, training, and capacity building resources for the AETC Program to support the mission to offer timely, high quality, state-of-the-science information to healthcare professionals working with existing and emerging populations affected by HIV.
National Clinician Consultation Center
The National Clinician Consultation Center provides health care providers with a national resource to obtain timely and appropriate responses to clinical questions related to treatment of persons with HIV infection and possible health care worker exposure to HIV and other bloodborne pathogens.
Celebrating 35 with the AETCs
2022 marks 35 years since the beginning of the AETC Program. This video celebrates the program’s history, accomplishments, and milestones in response to the HIV epidemic since 1987.
Developing a Community of Practice for HIV Care: Supporting Knowledge Translation in a Regional Training Initiative
Impact of AIDS Education and Training Centers on the US HIV Medical Workforce
Public Health Detailing for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis