Pacific AETC Telehealth HIV Mentoring Program for Rural California

Investigator: E. Michael Reyes, MD, MPH
Sponsor: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Location(s): United States


The PAETC HIV Learning Network (HIVLN) is a telehealth HIV mentoring, training and consultation program for rural California and Arizona clinicians managing a small number of HIV infected patients. HIVLN provides free, live, on-line mentoring and consultation sessions for participating clinicians.

The goal of the program is to expand access to high quality HIV care and improve health outcomes for HIV-infected people residing in historically underserved communities in rural California and Arizona.

What We Do

  • Disseminate and discuss new guidelines and treatment advances
  • Convene online discussions among health care providers to share challenging or instructive cases with colleagues
  • Provide longitudinal learning opportunities to build capacity, expand knowledge, and develop new skills
  • Develop an informed support system and community of learners with guidance from HIV specialists

HIVLN encourages participation from HIV care teams made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, case managers, mental health workers, health educators, medical assistants, outreach workers and other care team members working together to improve health outcomes for HIV-infected patients.