WHO WE ARE

The American Academy of HIV Medicine is the nation’s leading independent organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing excellence in HIV care and prevention. Our membership of practitioners and credentialed providers manage the health of the majority of people with and at risk for HIV in the United States.

OUR MISSION

AAHIVM’s mission is to ensure health care professionals have the resources needed to provide prevention, treatment and care for those living with or at risk for HIV and related conditions to achieve optimal health.

OUR VISION

AAHIVM’s vision is to create an empowered, skilled and robust healthcare workforce able to intervene at all levels of prevention, care and treatment for those at risk for or living with HIV. Through a focus on overall wellness, we will see a reduction in HIV transmission, an increased quality of life for those living with HIV and, ultimately, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

PILLARS

AAHIVM will achieve our vision by adhering to our four organizational pillars. These pillars represent the Academy’s core values and activities.

EDUCATE

AAHIVM’s educational and professional development programs help HIV care providers remain current with HIV’s rapidly evolving treatment and prevention landscape. The Academy’s programs and curricula expand beyond just HIV disease to include clinical issues of primary care and wellness, HCV (and other common co-conditions), overall sexual health, mental health, substance use disorder, and common conditions of an aging population.

CREDENTIAL

The Academy’s credentialing programs promote standards of care as an independent verification of a provider’s knowledge of HIV and HCV care, professional ethics, and overall sexual health competencies. The HIV Specialist™ (“AAHIVS”), HIV Expert™ (“AAHIVE”), and HIV Pharmacist™ (“AAHIVP”) are the only credentials designated specifically for HIV care providers in the United States.

CONNECT

AAHIVM is the only network of frontline HIV care providers and other clinicians that is inclusive of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists offering numerous opportunities for peer-to-peer connection.

ADVOCATE

AAHIVM leverages the unique perspective and the powerful collective voice of HIV health care providers to address policy issues having impact on HIV care practice, patients with and at risk for HIV, sexual health and HIV prevention and care access and delivery. AAHIVM especially focuses advocacy efforts on ending the epidemic initiatives, with a clear emphasis on underserved populations, geographic disparities and elimination of structural and intersectional stigma around those with and at risk for HIV.