I-TECH UCSF International AETC
Location(s): Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zimbabwe; Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Ivory Coast; China; India; Guyana; Bahamas; Barbados; Haiti; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago
UCSF’s AETC Group is a comprehensive Center that provides AIDS-related training, education, information, technical assistance, and capacity building services to health care providers and clinics serving the most vulnerable and underserved communities in California, the PAETC Region, and internationally. The AETC Group is an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco; AIDS Research Institute (ARI); and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS).
The AETC Group works closely with HRSA, the CA State Office of AIDS and philanthropic individuals and foundations to identify and address specific HIV/AIDS training and education needs in the regions and countries. The AETC Group’s major education and training projects include:
- Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) http://paetc.org/
The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) provides AIDS-related training, education and information services to health care providers in California, Arizona, Hawai’i and Nevada. PAETC has 15 local sites in these states that provide services in their local region.
- International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) www.go2itech.org
A joint program between the University of Washington and UCSF, I-TECH works in 15 African, Caribbean, and Southeast Asian countries and has established training offices in 11 countries. I-TECH provides a range of services to local Ministries of Health and the CDC, including training and education, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation, technical assistance on a variety of issues including informatics and lab systems development, and clinical expertise in a number of special areas.
- Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (COE)
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) combines the unique strengths and resources of a nationally renowned training and capacity building institution, the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), and an internationally recognized leader in HIV prevention research, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), both of which are housed at the University of California San Francisco.