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AETC (AIDS Education & Training Center)

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The University of Maryland, Institute of Human Virology is one of eleven local performance sites that make up the Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. Our site offers a variety of educational and clinical training opportunities as well as consultation services, thus serving as a vital resource for area providers. Our experienced HIV clinicians and clinical education trainers are able to provide the latest information on prevention, treatment and management of HIV disease to a wide variety of audiences.

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Local Performance Site (LPS)

  • Dr. Robert Redfield, LPS Co-Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Bruce Gilliam, LPS Clinical Director
  • Hazel Jones-Parker, DNP,CRNP, AACRN LPS, Director of Clinical Education
  • Abby Plusen, LPS Site Director

Clinical Resources

Provider Education, Training & Support from Experts in HIV Management and Disease

The PA/MA AETC utilizes experienced HIV clinicians, researchers and clinical education trainers to provide clinicians involved in HIV care with the latest information on prevention, treatment, and clinical management of HIV diseases. These programs include:

Clinical Training

Clinical Preceptorships:

Providers have the opportunity to train at one of our outpatient HIV clinics or at the JACQUES Initiative. The goal is to provide a tailored learning experience for providers to impove skills and patient outcomes. Preceptorships offer providers a personalized experience using a combination of hands on training and direct observation at no cost.  

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Training and Education Programs:

Comprehensive case based learning and skill building programs on clinical aspects of care, treatment and prevention provided by expert HIV clinicians.  If your organization is interested in a tailored training program, please contact Abby Plusen at 410-328-2436.

Clinical Consultation

Case-Based Clinical Consultation:

Individualized clinical consultation to address current issues of HIV positive patients to improve patient outcomes, and provide ongoing clinical support for clinicians. Consultations can be accomplished “on-site” or through distance based technologies.

For case-based clinical consultations contact Hazel Jones-Parker at 410-328-2892.

Clinical Administrative Consultation:

Provisions of clinically-focused consultation with a specific program or agency to assist in improving program performance, efficiency, problem solving, planning, and continuous quality improvement.

Service System Consultation: Provision of ongoing continuous support, resources, and guidance for the HIV care system to improve HIV service delivery, coordination to improve access to quality HIV care.

For Clinical administrative consultation contact Abby Plusen at 410-328-2436.

Technical Assistance

Information Dissemination:

Distribution of the most current, treatment information and research findings from journals, reports, and other publications.

Technical Support:

Provision of technical support through information and linkages to other resources to increase, improve, or expand clinical, support or prevention services.

For all technical assistance contact Abby Plusen at 410-328-2436.


The Institute of Human Virology’s AIDS Education & Training Center is a local performance site of the Pennsylvania/ MidAtlantic AIDS Education Training Center and is designated as one of the federal AIDS Education and Training Centers for Maryland through a subcontract with the University of Pittsburgh. Programs are supported in part by the U.S. Public Health Service HRSA Grant # 5H 4AHA 00060-08-00.

The AETC Program is funded under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 and supports a network of 11 regional training centers. The program conducts targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care professionals and institutions treating people living with HIV/ AIDS. The Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AETC serves the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.