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The AIDS Education & Training Centers (AETC)

The AETCs Program is a network of 11 regional centers (and more than 70 associated sites) that train health care providers to treat persons with HIV/AIDS. The AETCs serve all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the six U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions. The AETCs Program has trained over 700,000 health care providers. The program goal is to increase the number of health care providers who are educated and motivated to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage individuals with HIV infection and to help prevent high risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission.

National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC)
The National Minority AETC builds capacity for HIV care and training among minority health care professionals and health care professionals serving communities of color. This is achieved through a collaborative network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges (TCs) and their affiliates, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), national organizations that represent minority health care professionals, and the regional AETCs.

AETC National Resource Center (NRC)

The AETC National Resource Center disseminates training resources and the latest HIV clinical information across the family of AETCs grantees via the Internet and other media. It also provides a mechanism for communication of best practices and dissemination of AETCs program tools across the AETCs program. This site links to stories in the news and other sites which provide HIV/AIDS updates and news.

A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS
180 page manual designed to provide practical information for the common questions that arise in the care of patients with HIV infection. Appropriate use of antiretroviral drugs, treatment of opportunistic infections, symptom management, treatment of concurrent medical conditions, patient evaluation, adherence, mental health, substance abuse, overall clinic management, and other factors that lead to improved patient outcomes are addressed. Individual chapters are available for download.
http://www.aidsetc.org/aidsetc?page=et-30-25- 01

A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment
58 page pocket guide which is provided as an information resource for physicians and other health care professionals to guide them in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS.
http://www.aidsetc.org/pdf/tools/hrsa_adult_card- 04.pdf

Southeast AIDS Training & Education Center (SEATEC)

SEATEC is the U.S. Public Health Service designated AIDS Education and Training Center for six southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  The primary mission is to meet the training needs of health care providers in these six states who diagnose and manage patients with HIV, with special focus on minority and minority- serving providers, rural providers, and providers working in Ryan White CARE Act- funded programs. Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dental professionals, and clinical pharmacists are SEATEC's highest priority health professionals for training. They offer one-on-one clinical preceptorships..

Clinicians’ Consultation Center
Clinical Consultation available through SEATEC.

WARMLINE - The National HIV Telephone Consultation Service *Ask a question of professionals.
The National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center (NCCC) operates a nationwide WARMLINE for HIV medical consultation questions. Health care providers receive HIV clinical and drug information through individualized, expert case consultation on:

  • antiretroviral treatment options
  • resistance testing interpretation
  • drug interactions and toxicity
  • infection control
  • OI prophylaxis and management

Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and other health care providers caring for persons with HIV/AIDS are invited to call. The Warmline is staffed by physicians, clinical pharmacists and nurse practitioners. Voice mail is available 24 hours a day.

Questions are answered immediately whenever possible; most questions are answered within 2 hours. Clinical information (such as CD4+ count, viral load, current medications) may be requested for case consultation, though patients' names are never used. Written materials supporting the telephone discussion are sent by mail or fax whenever needed.

Monday-Friday, 9am to 8pm Eastern

PEPline *Ask a question of professionals.
The National Clinicians’ Post- Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline offers health care providers around- the-clock advice on managing occupational exposures to HIV, hepatitis B and C. Clinicians caring for health care workers who are exposed to blood-borne pathogens are invited to call. Exposed health care workers are encouraged to seek prompt local medical attention.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Warmline and Pepline calls are answered by NCCC faculty physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurse practitioners based at San Francisco General Hospital. The NCCC is a component of the AIDS Education and Training Centers Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For additional information visit the NCCC at www.ucsf.edu/hivcntr.

AIDS Education Global Information System - *Site with capacity to ask a question of professionals.

AEGiS began in the mid-1980s and has continued to be the definitive web-based reference for HIV/AIDS-related information. The collaborative effort of many organizations and individuals has enabled the creation of this vast database of facts regarding the history, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS...to date over 1 million files.

AIDS Info - *Site with capacity to ask a question of professionals.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issues guidance documents for the medical management of HIV infection and other issues surrounding HIV infection. These documents contain technical information useful for health care providers, but patients, friends, and family members are encouraged to review the guidelines and discuss questions with their doctors, nurses, and other members of their health care team. The guideline documents are periodically reviewed and updated by panels of HIV experts.

The AIDSinfo Drug Database

The AIDSinfo Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets describing the drug's use, pharmacology, side effects, and other information. The database includes:

Approved and investigational HIV/AIDS drugs

Non-technical, technical, and Spanish versions of each fact sheet

Clinical trials are research studies designed to answer specific questions about the safety and/or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments. This page is designed to help you locate trials studying HIV/AIDS.

Information on preventive and therapeutic HIV/AIDS vaccine research is found in this section. Preventive vaccines are for HIV- negative individuals; they are to prevent HIV infection. Therapeutic vaccines are for HIV- positive individuals; they are to improve the immune system. Currently no HIV/AIDS vaccines are approved for use; however, many are in clinical trial studies.

American Academy of HIV Medicine

The American Academy of HIV Medicine is an independent organization of AAHIVM HIV Specialists and others dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care.  Through advocacy and education, the Academy is committed to supporting health care providers in HIV medicine and to ensuring better care for those living with AIDS and HIV disease. The Academy gives HIV health care providers an opportunity to be nationally recognized as an AAHIVM HIV Specialist.

The Body

The online resource for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Body Pro

The online resource dedicated to the needs of HIV/AIDS healthcare professionals.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily HIV/AIDS reports on the web.

HIV over Fifty

The National Association on HIV Over Fifty (NAHOF) was founded at the National Conference on AIDS and Aging in October of 1995 in New York City. Our mission is to promote the availability of a full range of educational, prevention, service and health care programs for persons over age fifty affected by HIV.

HIV Medicine Association

IDSA created the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) in fall 2000 to provide an organizational home for medical professionals engaged in HIV medicine.  Through its activities, HIVMA supports clinicians in overcoming the challenges inherent in providing high quality health care to patients living with HIV disease.

HIV Web Study

Online resource designed to meet the HIV clinical care education needs of primary care providers with various levels of HIV clinical care knowledge and experience. Includes forty interactive, clinically- relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links on a broad array of clinical topics.

HIV Wisdom for Older Women

Dedicated to the prevention of HIV in older women and to life enrichment for those who are infected.

Medical Advocates for Social Justice

The mission of Medical Advocates for Social Justice is to advocate for and facilitate access to timely and appropriate healthcare for all who have or are at risk of life- threatening endemic and epidemic infectious disease and who are disenfranchised from such access because of poverty and/or discrimination.

National Institute on Aging: Age Page on HIV, AIDS, and Older Adults



The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to- date, and easy-to- use health data on all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 400 health topics and is linked to both the Kaiser Family Foundation website (www.kff.org) and KaiserNetwork.org (www.kaisernetwork.org).

The HIV/AIDS category includes information about new and cumulative AIDS cases, AIDS case rates, persons living with AIDS, AIDS deaths, HIV infections, HIV testing statistics and policies, additional AIDS- related state policies, Ryan White funding and funding for HIV prevention, and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, including budget, client, and expenditure data.
http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/cgi- bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=compare&category=HIV%2fAIDS&welcome=1

CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report

The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report contains tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category. It is published annually by the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), usually in the early fall.