Creating a National HIV Curriculum

J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2016 May-Jun;27(3):261-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2016.02.002. Epub 2016 Feb 10.


In recent years, the HIV care provider workforce has not kept pace with an expanding HIV epidemic. To effectively address this HIV workforce shortage, a multipronged approach is needed that includes high-quality, easily accessible, up-to-date HIV education for trainees and practicing providers. Toward this objective, the University of Washington, in collaboration with the AIDS Education and Training Center National Coordinating Resource Center, is developing a modular, dynamic curriculum that addresses the entire spectrum of the HIV care continuum. Herein, we outline the general principles, content, organization, and features of this federally funded National HIV Curriculum, which allows for longitudinal, active, self-directed learning, as well as real-time evaluation, tracking, and feedback at the individual and group level. The online curriculum, which is in development, will provide a free, comprehensive, interactive HIV training and resource tool that can support national efforts to expand and strengthen the United States HIV clinical care workforce.

Keywords: HIV; capacity building; curriculum; workforce.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Professional / methods
  • Education, Professional / organization & administration*
  • HIV Infections / therapy*
  • Health Education*
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Program Development / methods*
  • Program Evaluation
  • United States