Who We Are
The East Bay AIDS Education and Training Center (EB AETC) is part of a network of more than 130 AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Programs around the country. AETCs are part of the Ryan White Program, Part F. This network conducts targeted, multi-disciplinary training and capacity building programs for healthcare providers who treat persons living with HIV/AIDS. The AETCs serve all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions.
The mission of the AETCs is to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS by supporting and training their health care providers so they can provide high quality, accessible services. The AETC Program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau, (administrator of the Ryan White CARE Act). East Bay AETC is a project housed at a non-profit organization in Oakland, CA - Cardea Services (formerly known as The Center for Health Training).
EB AETC offers education and training programs specifically designed to improve HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services for these providers in California's Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties:
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Dental Hygienists
- All members of interdisciplinary care teams
Our Current Efforts Include:
East Bay AETC can provide training for clinical providers on the following topics dependent upon on funding and faculty availability:
- HIV 101 and epidemiology (1-2 hours, depending on level of depth needed)
- Rapid HIV testing (2+ hours for hands-on rapid test training)
- HIV basic treatment principles (1 hour)
- HIV ARVs: basic, followed by more complex regimens drug interactions and resistance (1 hour for basic, 2+ hours for complex)
- HIV-associated complaints: urgent care, dermatology, pulmonology, CNS (1-2 hours each)
- HIV comorbidities: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, STDs, CV disease, metabolic disease (1-2 hours each)
- HIV and population-specific issues: women (including ob), youth, older adults, MSM, IDU, immigrants, etc. (1-2hours)
- Addressing HIV Stigma (1-2hours)
For online training modules, please visit Pacific AETC's website
- 2-day mini-residency placement for doctors and nurses wanting to specialize in HIV
- Quarterly forums for HIV providers (doctors and nurses)
- Clinical consultations
- Capacity building for providers, CBOs, and Jails who want to start or expand their HIV programs
- Implementing HIV Testing, Social Network Testing, Opt-out Testing
- Capacity building for the Alameda County's Expanded Testing Initiative
Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Project:
The East Bay, UC Davis and UCSF San Francisco Area AIDS Education Training Centers (AETCs) have a joint, collaborative 5-year regional Jail HIV Strategy Project, targeting county jail and community-based health care providers serving incarcerated and recently-released HIV+ patients in the counties served by these three northern California areas including Alameda County. The focus of the project is on improving linkage to care, transitional care and the continuity of care for HIV+ patients who cycle through and between county jails, community clinic referral sites, and state prisons, with the jail at the center of the link between the community and prison.
We can offer:
- Training for providers (by experts in the field) around HIV care and management of the disease; HIV testing; streamlining care.
- Provide technical assistance and capacity building to assist with HIV+ inmates transition out of jail into care
- Serve as facilitator in bringing together jail providers, CBO, Clinics, etc interested in transitional care and the continuity of care for HIV+
Save the Date: March 20th, 2013 - HIV, MENTAL HEALTH & INCARCERATION: IMPROVING CARE AND LINKAGE
Conference topics will include:
- HIV in our local jails - what's being done in Northern California
- Improving linkages for inmates being released
- Hepatitis C & Mental Health
- What services do HIV+ individuals coming out to jail need in our communities
- Improving linkage between N. California jails, CBO and HIV care providers
East Bay's High Volume Providers Meeting
This discussion group aims to provide a recurring series of trainings to a small, stable community of doctors serving Ryan White patients in the East Bay. Through group learning and by fostering peer exchange of current cases, these meetings aim to increase knowledge of current HIV treatments and guidelines, provide a forum for discussion of strategies for management of HIV and other co-infections, encourage system strengthening and development of a learning community. Our current providers who attend these events work at Highland Hospital and East Bay AIDS Center, as well as other smaller treatment clinics and include Kathleen Clanon, Steve O'Brien, Jeffery Burack, and Cynthia Carmichael.
The group meets 3-4 times a year to discuss pertinent topics and cases as chosen by the group over dinner, typically meeting from 6-8:30 pm on a weeknight. Some past topics include Low-level Viremia, PrEP, Social Network Testing, Medi-Cal Managed Care, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, and Pain Medication Management. CME credits and dinner are both provided at these events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a form.
East Bay AETC Faculty will be invited to special skills-building trainings.
National Clinicians Consultation Center
Warmline - National HIV Telephone Consultation Service
PEPline - National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline
Perinatal HIV Hotline - National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service
Onsite in-service training and clinical consultation on a variety of topics is always available!
Contact us to arrange for customized training or consultation at your clinic site.
Contact East Bay AETC Staff
Sophy Wong, MD - Medical Director
Shailey Merchant Klinedinst - Program Director
Gracie Askew - Training Manager
Rachel Sampson - Training Coordinator
East Bay AIDS Education Training Center
614 Grand Ave Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94610