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Based at the University of Washington School of Medicine Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, the Washington AIDS Education and Training Center (WA AETC) program is located on the campus of Harborview Medical Center. 

The WA AETC works with clinical, non-clinical, and allied health staff at public and private health facilities, local health departments and districts, community-based organizations, and behavioral health providers throughout the state to deliver innovative education, training, clinical consultation, and technical assistance to improve access to care and outcomes along the HIV care continuum for people with or at risk for acquiring HIV.

Our goal is to provide healthcare professionals the necessary tools to address the whole person health care needs of their patients and clients.


  • Capacity Building Assistance
  • Clinical Consultation
  • Customized Clinical Training
  • Education programs on a broad range of HIV topics
  • Lectures and conferences, including:

               - Monthly AIDS Clinical Conference

               - HIV Clinical Update for Nurses Conference, June 6-7, 2024

               - HIV in the Correctional Setting Conference

  • Practice Transformation Coaching
  • Technical Assistance
  • Web-based Trainings
  • Workforce Development Support


Victor Ramirez, MSPH

Washington State Training Coordinator


Carrie Van Ness

Central & Eastern Washington Training Coordinator


African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry 

African American Reach & Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the impact of health disparities within the African Diaspora. Founded in 2002, AARTH's mission is to promote health equity, empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health, and advocate for policies and practices that address systemic barriers to health access and quality of care for African Americans. AARTH serves South King County and the Northwest region, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic health conditions.

As an MWAETC (Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center) partner, AARTH offers Cultural Sensitivity Coaching (CSC). This program addresses HIV prevention efforts by providing support and coaching to medical providers, community leaders, and others influencing behavior change among Black/African Americans. For more information or to participate in CSC, please contact the Program Manager, Dr. Renee McCoy (  

The organization offers a range of programs and services designed to promote health for Blacks/African Americans by creating and sustaining community partnerships, and to produce healthy outcomes.


  • Culturally relevant HIV/AIDS training for African American faith-based institutions and health professionals providing care and treatment for African American and African-born patients with HIV infection. 
  • Culturally Sensitivity Coaching for health providers and community leaders to increase PrEP and PEP uptake. 
  • Organizational development support to enhance HIV prevention and care services through training in health equity and social justice, such as the Practice Transformation Program. 
  • Online, Hybrid, and In-person learning.


Angeilea' Yancey-Watson

African Americans Reach & Teach Health (AARTH)

Lead Program Coordinator