National AETC Program
AETC Program Mission and History

Who We Are

The AIDS Education and Training Centers are 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 state-of-the-science comprehensive care for those living with or affected by HIV. The network is comprised of 8 regional centers, 3 national centers, and 5 graduate/health profession programs.map_AETC_2015-FINAL

What We Do

The AETC Program transforms HIV care by providing healthcare teams with education and capacity building support. Healthcare professionals trained by the AETCs develop the confidence and competency to address HIV-related issues and are more willing than other primary care providers to treat persons living with HIV.

The AETC Program supports the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) by increasing the number of healthcare teams educated and motivated to care for individuals with HIV, and increasing access to care, thereby reducing HIV-related health disparities. The mission of the AETC Program is to improve the quality of life of persons living with or at risk of HIV throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions.