The HIV Workforce Capacity Building Initiative matches medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in a variety of settings, including primary care practices, community health centers, health clinics, and residency programs, with HIV clinical experts who provide mentoring—one-on-one coaching, education, and training—around integrating HIV care into primary care.
HIV has evolved into a chronic health condition that can be managed in the primary care setting. With more people living with HIV accessing integrated care through primary care, this initiative builds the clinician’s capacity to provide quality HIV care.
Demand for HIV care continues to increase as the number of HIV specialists decreases. The shortage in the HIV workforce and rising HIV cases make building the capacity of clinicians in primary care critical. This initiative addresses this growing shortage of HIV specialists.