Utah AIDS Education & Training Center

Educating Primary, Mid-Level Mental Health Providers and Students

The Utah AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) is affiliated with the University of Utah Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Our mission is to educate primary, mid-level mental health providers and students about HIV infection, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and psychosocial issues. This is done through innovative education and training, including lectures, preceptorships, webinars, and conferences. 

What We Provide

  • Educational programs for healthcare professionals
  • Clinical training experiences throughout Utah and the Mountain West region
  • Clinical consultation to healthcare professionals regarding testing, medical case-management, pharmacotherapy, and pre/post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and (PEP)
  • Updates for health care professionals on treatment and care issues
  • Information about HIV service programs and resources
  • Resources for health professions schools
  • Clinical preceptorships at the HIV clinic (Clinic 1A)

Who We Serve

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dentists and dental health professionals
  • Public Health professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Other health care providers

The AETC program supports national HIV priorities by building clinician capacity and expertise along the HIV care continuum. The Utah AETC along with AETCs in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming make up the regional Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center. Established in April 1988, the AETCs are funded by a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration.


Contact Us

C. Peter Best, MPH, CHES
Program Manager

30 North 1900 East, RM 4B319A 
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: 801-213-0907
Email: peter.best@hsc.utah.edu