PrEP Provider Toolkit
Thank you for your interest in the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center PrEP toolkit for providers.
Welcome to the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center’s provider toolkit for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). You are about to begin an educational session that will significantly improve the quality of care you provide and help contribute to the global efforts to eradicate the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Since its discovery in the 1980s, HIV has been a major public health issue that continues to affect millions worldwide. Fortunately, incredible medical advancements have been made in this field that not only significantly improve the lives of those living with HIV, but can also effectively prevent the occurrence of new infections.
PrEP is one of modern medicine’s most powerful tools in disease prevention as it is highly efficacious, well-tolerated, and cost-effective. However, despite its existence for the past decade (since 2012), utilization has been fairly limited due to provider knowledge, comfort, and deliverability barriers.
This site is specifically designed to improve your understanding and confidence in providing this essential tool. You will be guided through the most relevant and practical aspects of PrEP care and be provided with various resources to help you streamline PrEP into your everyday practice.
This toolkit primarily utilizes information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) PrEP Clinical Guidelines, updated in December 2021. Minor modifications of these guidelines will be suggested to reduce any confusion that may deter providers from utilizing PrEP while allowing for more comprehensive care that doesn’t jeopardize safety.
The information presented here will be directed towards clinicians and, at times, may get a bit technical. But rest assured that if you need further support and guidance, there is a free hotline available to help you address any and all aspects of PrEP care.
Lastly, PrEP delivery and management are not meant to fall solely onto the shoulders of providers. Like all the other conditions you manage, the prevention of HIV with PrEP is best performed with a team approach, utilizing everyone in your practice setting from the front desk to the back office. However, if you decide that PrEP is not something you want to provide, patients can be directed to resources to learn more about PrEP and find a PrEP provider.
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What is the Pacific AETC?
The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (Pacific AETC) is a member of a national AIDS Education and Training Center network of eight regional and three national centers, covering all 50 states, as well as US Territories and Jurisdictions. Funding is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau through the Ryan White Program, Part F.
Pacific AETC works to expand the number and ability of healthcare professionals and organizations in the Pacific region to provide high-quality HIV-related services to increase access to healthcare and decrease health inequities. We work with health care providers, clinics, health jurisdictions, and policymakers in Arizona, California, Hawai`i, Nevada, and the US Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions.
A network of eight Local Partners (LPs) provides services on local and regional levels. Five LPs are located throughout California, with state-wide programs in Arizona, Nevada, and Hawai’i. The Hawai’i LP also covers the six U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions (Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, North Mariana Islands, and Palau).
Each LP has its roster of qualified faculty, programs, and activities designed to meet their local region’s or state’s needs. LPs are based at academic medical centers, with access to highly qualified HIV specialists and community expertise. Contact your local AETC for details about training and capacity-building opportunities. Continuing education credit is available for many activities.
Pacific AETC offers education, training, and capacity-building programs specifically designed to improve HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention services for ALL interdisciplinary team members. This includes but is not limited to:
- Mental Health Providers
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Advance Practice Nurses
- Physician Assistants
- Community Health Workers
Local Partners & State Office of AIDS
A network of eight Local Partners (LPs) provides services on local and regional levels. Five LPs are located throughout California, with one each in Arizona, Nevada, and Hawai’i. The Hawai’i LP also covers the six U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions (Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, North Mariana Islands, and Palau).
Each LP has its roster of qualified faculty, programs, and activities designed to meet their local region’s or state’s needs. LPs are based at academic medical centers, with access to highly qualified HIV specialists. Contact your regional AETC for details about training and capacity building opportunities. Continuing education credit is available for many activities.