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.

Learn How to Assess, Initiate, and Monitor HIV PrEP in New National HIV PrEP Curriculum

The new National HIV PrEP Curriculum (NHPC) is a free, up-to-date educational website to help health care professionals develop proficiency in the skills needed to assess, initiate, and monitor HIV PrEP. The HIV PrEP Fundamentals and HIV PrEP In-Depth Topics modules have 11 lessons and offer 14 free CME credits, CNE and CE contact hours, 10 free pharmacology CE for APNs, and Certificates of Completion. Registered learners who successfully complete the five HIV PrEP Fundamentals Module lessons may earn an HIV PrEP Training Certificate.

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The MWAETC is available to help improve PrEP coverage in your state.

The MWAETC and our local partners are available to provide training and technical assistance on providing PrEP in primary care settings, community-based organizations, pharmacies, behavioral health programs, and other sites through live or virtual programs.

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AETC Program Featured in POZ Top 100

Every year POZ magazine celebrates the collective effort by advocates to end the HIV epidemic. It spotlights 100 entities, including organizations, agencies, networks and initiatives, that are making an impact in combating HIV and its stigma. The national AIDS Education & Training Center Program was noted for providing locally based, tailored education, clinical consultation and technical assistance to health care providers who serve people living with or affected by HIV.

Updated Federal Guidelines on Infant Feeding for People with HIV Released.

New guidelines on infant feeding for people with HIV in the US were recently released. The new guidelines emphasize shared decision-making between providers and their patients.

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National HIV Curriculum Launches Third Edition with New CE Available

Best practices and new clinical options for HIV prevention and treatment continue to evolve. Stay current by exploring all the latest the updated FREE National HIV Curriculum has to offer. The National HIV Curriculum is a free, up-to-date educational resource for HIV diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, now in its 3rd edition.

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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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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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