About the AIDS Education and Training Center Program


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 with or affected by HIV. HIV care is a complex, challenging field, and ongoing, high-quality training and support are essential for clinicians caring for people with HIV.

AETC Program Mission: To improve the quality of life of persons with or at-risk of HIV through the provision of high-quality professional education and training.

Learn about how the AETC Program has evolved to meet the needs of the HIV health care workforce over the last 35 years.

The AETC Program was established in 1987 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It is administered by the Office of Program Support in the RWHAP of the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau. 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 HRSA RWHAP fills gaps in care not covered by other sources.

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