In addition to our training events, we also support these on-going activities.
East Bay Activities
East Bay HIV Provider Network
The AETC facilitates and organizes a quarterly CME meeting for providers and nurses who currently care for people living with HIV/AIDS. The goal of this network is to share timely updates in HIV medicine, policy and co-morbidities such as hepatitis C, and to discuss the implementation of prevention, treatment and policy changes. To request an invitation to this group, please complete qualification form.
East Bay Linkage and Retention Network
The AETC convenes a quarterly linkage and retention network of East Bay HIV case managers, social workers, providers, clinic managers, and service administrators. The goal of this network is to learn about and share best practices, local challenges and solutions, and to implement changes in benefits coverage (such as with the Affordable Care Act) and service provision in order to increase linkage to and retention in HIV care. To request an invitation to this group, please complete qualification form.
East Bay HIV Testing Network
AETC faculty meets quarterly with East Bay community health centers and hospitals implementing routine opt-out HIV testing to review and strengthen testing and linkage protocols, develop work plans, discuss cases, and troubleshoot challenges. We also provide CME trainings for clinical sites and agencies who wish to increase or strengthen HIV prevention, testing and linkage services. To request an invitation to this group, please complete qualification form.
San Francisco Activities
HIV Nursing Network
The Bay Area AETC provides administrative and educational support for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH( HIV Nursing Network, a network of nursing and social work professionals who care for patients with HIV/AIDS within the San Francisco Department of Public Health and its safety net contractors. The goal of the HIV Nursing Network is to encourage nurses working with people HIV/AIDS to meet and share information, resources, and ideas for providing the most comprehensive and seamless care for clients as they move from one setting/agency to another throughout the SFDPH continuum of care.
- Monthly networking meetings are open to all interested colleagues and held on the 3rd Friday of each month.
- Please join our HIV Nursing Network listserv for more information.
High Volume Pharmacy Network
The AETC conducts quarterly training and networking sessions for pharmacists who practice in high-volume HIV pharmacies in the Bay Area. These sessions are facilitated by Kirsten Balano, PharmD and include case-based discussions and presentations on the most pertinent issues for pharmacists. Please join the High Volume Pharmacy Network listserv for more information.
Hepatitis C Community Provider Group
The Hepatitis C Community Provider Group is a monthly informal meeting at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) open to all physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and community members interested in supporting each other in treating HIV co-infected as well as mono-infected patients. Please contact Joanna Eveland at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Based at the UCSF Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital, the Community Consortium is an association of more than 200 licensed health care providers who care for the majority of people with HIV infection in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to improve the quality of primary medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area. The AETC co-sponsors two report back sessions with the Community Consortium yearly: Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) and International AIDS Society/ International AIDS Conference (IAS/IAC). Please join the Bay Area listserv for more information.