2017 AETC Annual Data Report Released
Each year, about 83,000 clinical staff receive HIV training from the HRSA-funded AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC), according to the AETC Annual Data Report, 2017.
AETCs, the clinical training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), seek to expand and improve the skills of the HIV workforce in the U.S. in order to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmissions. Below are select highlights from the report's summary of activities for the five-year period from 2011 through 2016 (with some reporting period variations).
- Number of Trainings: AETCs conducted 14,500 training events per year and reached 79,176–85,471 individuals (an average of 83,000 annually).
- Health Professions Trained Most Often: Most AETC trainees are nurses and advanced practice nurses (30%) and physicians (16%). Nearly three-fourths (72%) of AETC trainees provide direct care to persons living with HIV, with 42% having caseloads of 1-9 PLWH per month.
- Top Training Topics: The most common training topics: antiretroviral treatment (52% of trainings); medication adherence (39%); and co-morbidities (33%).
- Training Methods: Common training approaches include chart and/or case reviews (41%), lectures/workshops (37%) and telephone/conference calls (21%).
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