On February 28, 2011, routine rapid HIV screening began in the North Pod, a 36 bed section of the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Emergency Department. The launch of this testing represents the culmination of a two year endeavor I initiated at the USC PAETC.
How can I learn about the sexual attitudes and practices of my students? How can I help them avoid unwanted sexual pressures? And, once they choose to be sexual, how can I help them be safely sexual?
You’re planning a training for oral health providers at varying clinics at a designated time. You know you’ll need to use some kind of technology to reach your target audience, but what type(s) of technology should you use and what are the adult learning best practices that apply? How will you market and evaluate the event? And, where can you go to find simple answers to these questions?
The AETC National Resource Center (NRC) wrapped up its Social Media Workgroup in November 2011 with a web-based debate entitled “To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That is the Question: AETCs and Social Media,”a tongue-in-cheeky, yet, comprehensive review on the pros and cons of social media and how the AETCs can utilize it in their practices.
Nathan Linsk, the founder and Principal Investigator of the Midwest AETC since 1988, retired from his position on August 15th. Most of the AETC network knows Nathan. He served as the first President of the National Association of AIDS Education and Training Centers and has been a constant presence in the national program since its inception. As such, he brought thoughtful and principled dialogue to the national conversations.