The South Central AIDS Education & Training Center (SCATEC) offers education, training, preceptorships, and other special projects specifically designed to improve HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention services.

SCAETC is a member of a National AIDS Education and Training Center network of eight regional and two national centers, covering all 50 states as well as US Territories and Jurisdictions. Funding is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau through the Ryan White Program, Part F.

Mission Statement: The South Central AETC works to ensure that all people in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and the tribal nations therein have access to best practices for screening, prevention, and treatment of HIV, and will reduce disparities in HIV care, thereby improving the quality of life for persons living with or at risk for HIV.

Who We Train and Serve

Services are provided via a network of our 10 Regional Partner Sites that provide services on local and regional levels. The South Central AETC serves the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas through its central office and local partners.

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Advance Practice Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Pharmacists
  • Members of interdisciplinary care teams (mental health providers, social workers, case managers, etc.) working on Interprofessional Education and Practice Transformation
  • Health care organizations (Community Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, hospitals, etc.)

Each local partner site has its own qualified faculty, programs, and activities designed to meet the needs of their local region or state. Our partners are based at academic medical centers or community-based organizations, with access to highly qualified HIV specialists.

Contact your local AETC for details about training and capacity building opportunities

Dedicated to High-Quality Care for those Living with HIV

HIV care is a complex, challenging field, and ongoing, high-quality training and support are essential for clinicians caring for people with HIV. The AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program—the training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program—seeks to improve the quality of life of persons with or at-risk of HIV through the provision of high-quality professional education and training.

The AETC Program is a national network of leading HIV experts who provide locally-based, tailored education, clinical consultation and technical assistance to healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations to integrate high quality, comprehensive care for those living with or affected by HIV.

Program Background

The AETC Program was established in 1987 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The program is administered by the Division of Training and Capacity Development in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program of HRSA, HIV/AIDS Bureau. Click on the video to the right to learn more about this program.

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides HIV-related services to more than half a million people each year who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to cope with HIV disease. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program fills gaps in care not covered by other sources.

Training Events

Browse our Training Calendar to see events happening this month in your area!

Simply click on the event that interests you and you will be taken to a page to learn more about it and to self-register.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Under grant number U1OHA33225 (South Central AIDS Education and Training Center). It was awarded to the University of New Mexico. No percentage of this project was financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.