AAHIVM Produces New Web-Based Core Curriculum for Frontline HIV Care Providers, Content Now Available to Academy Members

AAHIVM Produces New Web-Based Core Curriculum for Frontline HIV Care Providers, Content Now Available to Academy Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the nation’s largest independent HIV care provider organization, is proud to launch the AAHIVM Core Curriculum in HIV Care, Prevention and Treatment, a web-based learning resource covering both the basics of HIV and the latest advances in clinical care. This online resource is designed to assist care providers new to the HIV field seeking baseline knowledge on prevention, testing and transmission, as well as provide experienced HIV practitioners with insight into more complex topics and clinical advances. It can also be used as a study resource for the HIV Specialist™ (and HIV Pharmacist) Credentialing Exam as well as a teaching tool for students, fellows and residents.

The AAHIVM Core Curriculum builds upon the content found in the Academy’s signature publication, the AAHIVM Fundamentals of HIV Medicine, by adapting the printed information into 16 digital learning modules, and is scheduled to be updated annually with the latest clinical research and topics. Each module includes downloadable pre-reads, narrated slide presentations, and self-assessment questions. Modules include:

HIV Epidemiology & Spread

  • Mechanisms of Transmission
  • HIV Transmission Prevention
  • Immunology
  • Over of ARV Therapy
  • Classes of ARV Medications
  • Initiation of ARV Therapy
  • Multidrug-Resistant HIV
  • ART for Special Populations
  • Antiretroviral Resistance
  • Understanding PK and PD
  • Renal Comorbidity
  • Bone Complications of HIV
  • CV Complications of HIV
  • Neurologic Complications
  • Hepatic Coinfection

“One of our principle ‘raisons d’etre’ as an Academy for HIV providers is to make sure that the domestic HIV workforce has ongoing access to core competency trainings in HIV and its co-morbidities,” said AAHIVM Deputy Director Bruce Packett. “We have keenly tailored this core resource to the educational needs existing HIV-specializing clinicians, to primary care providers who are treating and preventing HIV in their practices, and to the next generation of the HIV workforce,” concluded Packett.

The modules were reviewed and presented by four experienced HIV Specialists™, all members of the AAHIVM Board of Directors and co-editors of the AAHIVM Fundamentals of HIV Medicine:

Jonathan Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS, Florida State University, College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

  • W. David Hardy, MD, AAHIVS, Whitman-Walker Health, Washington, D.C.
  • William Short, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, UPenn Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jeffrey Kirchner, DO, AAHIVS Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA

In order to access the AAHIVM Core Curriculum, you must be a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. To join AAHIVM, or to learn more about the other benefits of becoming an AAHIVM member, visit the Academy website at www.aahivm.org.

The program is produced by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and supported by unrestricted grants from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare.

AAHIVM Core Curriculum can be accessed by going to the AAHIVM website. Please note, you must be logged in as an AAHIVM Member to access the program.


The American Academy of HIV Medicine is a professional organization that supports the HIV practitioners and promotes accessible, quality care for all Americans living with HIV disease. Our membership of HIV practitioners and credentialed providers give direct care to more than three-fourths of HIV patients in the US.

For more information, Contact:

Amber McCracken