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If you provide health care in New York or New Jersey and would like specialized training in clinical management of HIV or HIV screening, consider the AETC ACCESS certificate program.

What is the ACCESS Certificate Program?

ACCESS is an individually tailored 20 hour clinical training program for health care providers. It is a unique integration of didactic and experiential clinical training. Participants will be provided with preferential access to the diverse conferences, workshops, preceptorships and consultation services offered by the NY/NJ AETC.

Mini-residencies consist of:

  1. Observation of HIV screening and diagnosis in the clinical setting
  2. Clinical evaluation and monitoring of asymptomatic HIV positive patients including physical examination and laboratory findings
  3. Clinical evaluation of symptomatic HIV positive patients including treatment recommendations and referrals
  4. Didactic lectures and workshops

Specialized ACCESS mini-residencies are available for dentists, dental hygienists, and pharmacists through the AETC oral health program and pharmacy education programs.

Who should enroll in ACCESS?

Training is available for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, and other oral health providers.

ACCESS is open to community and correctional health care providers in New York and New Jersey.  Applicants may have basic or advanced HIV experience, as individualized programs are designed to meet providers’ knowledge and comfort levels related to treating HIV/AIDS.

Enrollment is currently not open to students in the health care professions, residents, social workers, medical assistants, health educators and other allied health professionals.

Where is this specialized training available?

Each of the 14 NY/NJ AETC training sites can provide you with a customized ACCESS experience. Please call the training center in your local area for more information about ACCESS trainings available at their center.

For more information, contact the regional ACCESS coordinator, Gracine Snead at (646) 774-6978 or email

You can also enroll in ACCESS online. You will need to complete our ACCESS enrollment survey. It will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and has been designed to assess your AIDS education and training needs.  The information you provide will be used to develop your individualized ACCESS training curriculum. We ask all applicants to complete the survey prior to beginning trainings. You will be contacted by e-mail with further information about the program.

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