Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center (MWAETC)

Our Mission

The MWAETC delivers innovative education and training to improve access to care and quality of life for people with or at increased risk for acquiring HIV.

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The Mountain West AIDS Education & Training Center (MWAETC) stands with those suffering the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social harms of systemic racism and structural inequities. Our organization is committed in the fight against all forms of racism, discrimination, and stigma. We are working to create improvements within the health care sector, and are committed to doing better and doing more.

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We serve the states of Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Ending the HIV Epidemic
The MWAETC plays an essential and unique role in ending the HIV epidemic in our 10-state region, which includes Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and states in the mountain plains region of the US.
Health Equity
The MWAETC is committed to health equity for members of racial/ethnic and sexual minorities.
AIDS Clinical Conference
With lectures covering a wide variety of HIV topics, the AIDS Clinical Conference (ACC) is one of the longest running clinical HIV conferences in the United States.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live.

MWAETC On-Demand: Presentation Center

The MWAETC is pleased to announce the launch of our On-Demand Presentation Center, offering trainings, seminars and other educational materials related to HIV treatment and research. Participants and interested persons can search our extensive database of material based on topics of interest.

The CDC has issued interim guidance for prevention and treatment of MPOX in persons with HIV. See the guidance here.

To learn more about MPXV and HIV, watch this presentation by Maria A. Corcorran, MD, MPH University of Washington, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Academic Detailing

Academic detailing, also known as public health detailing, is a proven approach for increasing adoption of evidence-based practices by health care providers, leading to expanded access to equitable, inclusive, and high-quality care and better health outcomes. The model employs brief (15 minutes or less), peer-based, individualized coaching on a targeted practice area. The MWAETC offers virtual detailing services focused on PrEP provision, STI screening and treatment, and sexual history taking in Oregon and Utah. Click on one of the states below to learn more or request a detailing visit.

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Congratulations to David H. Spach, MD, MWAETC Clinical Director and Principal Investigator, on receiving the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) 2022 Excellence in HIV Clinical Education Award

HIVMA is an association of medical providers within the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) who practice HIV medicine and conduct HIV research. The Clinical Educator Award recognizes significant achievement in the areas of HIV clinical care and provider education. The 2022 recipient is David H. Spach, MD. See More ›

Request a Training

Request a TrainingThe MWAETC provides FREE virtual and in-person (depending on current COVID restrictions) trainings and technical assistance on preventing, diagnosing, and treating HIV and related co-morbidities, such as hepatitis B and C, STIs, drug use, and COVID-19, and on models of care. Request a FREE virtual or in-person MWAETC training for your organization.

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"I consider MWAETC to be one of my trusted sources for info; I work as a Communicable Disease Nurse in Public Health."

(MWAETC program participant)

The Mountain West AETC envisions optimal HIV prevention, care, and treatment for all.

Did you know?

Studies clearly show that people with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load on antiretroviral therapy cannot sexually transmit HIV to others.

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