What is the South Central AIDS Education & Training Center (SCAETC)?
The South Central AIDS Education & Training Center (SCAETC) is 1 of 8 regional offices of the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program. The AETC Program is the professional training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. One of the largest and most comprehensive professional education programs dedicated to HIV/AIDS, the AETC Program was developed by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Public Health Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide customized, multi-disciplinary training programs for healthcare providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS within all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Our primary goal: improve the treatment, management, diagnosis, and counseling for individuals with HIV/AIDS by
- Removing barriers to primary care services to ensure equitable access to care for historically under-served minority populations,
- Providing CARE-Act clients with high quality care, and
- Reducing HIV-related morbidity and mortality by enhancing the clinical skills of providers through different levels of training.
AETC Training and Education activities include, but are not limited to:
- Didactic or lecture-based presentations
- Interactive skills building workshops
- Preceptorship (clinic-based practicum)
- Clinical Consultation (provider-driven requests for clinical information)
- Technical Assistance (resolution of organizational or programmatic issues about HIV service delivery)
What states does the SCAETC serve?
The South Central AETC specifically covers an area spanning 5 states:
Each state has its own local performance sites (LPS) as part of the SCAETC. These LPSs are also termed “regional offices” or “partner sites.” For more information on each of these including locations, please click on the individual states.
Where is this Central Office located?8435 Stemmons, Ste. 1125
Dallas, TX 75247
Ph.) 214.590.6686 or
Hours) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST/CDT
Steering Committee Members:
Bill Hoelscher, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
Corpus Christi, TX
Chief Executive Officer
Migrant Clinician Network
|Shelley Lucas, MPH
HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch
Texas Department of State Health Services
Kira Radtke Friedrich
Louisiana Department of Health
Office of Public Health
New Orleans, LA
HIV Prevention Programs
Responsible Sex Education Insititute
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Special Projects Coordinator
Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.
Arkansas Primary Care Association
Little Rock, AR
|Jorge Mera, MD
Cherokee Health Service
Louisiana Primary Care Association
Baton Rouge, LA