CREDENTIALING

The Academy’s HIV-focused professional certifications are the first and only credentials offered domestically and internationally to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists specializing in advanced level HIV care.  The HIV Specialist™ (AAHIVS) credential is available to practicing frontline clinical providers, while the HIV Expert™ (AAHIVE) designation can be earned by non-practicing clinicians.  The HIV Pharmacist™ (AAHIVP) certification is available to eligible HIV-specialized pharmacists.

HIV SPECIALIST (AAHIVS)

Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners working in direct clinical care

HIV EXPERT (AAHIVE)

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists working in non-clinical environments

HIV PHARMACIST (AAHIVP)

Pharmacists working in HIV-specific care environments

THE VALUE OF CREDENTIALING

Since the inception of the Academy’s certification programs in 2002, thousands of HIV care providers have earned the HIV Specialist™ (AAHIVS) or HIV Expert™ (AAHIVE) designations.  Starting in 2011, HIV-specialized pharmacists can also now earn the HIV Pharmacist™ (AAHIVP) designation via a similar certification process.