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Kentucky AIDS Education Training Center (KYAETC)
The Kentucky Local Performance Site of the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center

Department of Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine

As the Program Director of the Kentucky AIDS Education Training Center (KYAETC), I am pleased to provide  you with information about KYAETC and the services we offer.

KY AETC’s purpose is to educate, train, and provide information on HIV/AIDS to medical professionals throughout Kentucky: physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, oral health providers and pharmacists. As a member of a multi-state HIV/AIDS education and training consortium, we have access to teleconferencing and telemedicine, HIV/AIDS specialists, the most recent AIDS data and treatments, and a warmline for providers to access with questions concerning specific cases.  All of the above services are free to providers.

Our website describes all of the services that we provide as well as valuable educational resources and links to other HIV/AIDS websites.

There are many opportunities to advance HIV/AIDS education. We are here to serve you so please let us know how we can help you. Our warmline is for direct needs and consultations- feel free to use it at anytime. Below you will find more information about our program you may find useful!

Click Here for a Quick Program Overview


The Kentucky AIDS Education and Training Center (KY AETC), located at the University of Kentucky, provides free HIV/AIDS training and consultation services to Kentucky medical professionals. The KY AETC program offers valuable information to provide up-to-date optimal medical care including a warmline which can be accessed by any medical professional.

At KY AETC, skilled specialists including physicians, physician assistants,  pharmacists, oral health providers, nurse practitioners and nurses will share their years of experience in practice and research in HIV/ AIDS care. The rural nature of Kentucky makes accessing proper medical care a challenge for many HIV/AIDS patients. But, free training for healthcare providers is available at the Kentucky AIDS Education Training Center, at your own facility, or via teleconferencing.




        HIV/AIDS Warmline
1 (866) 777-9969

UK MD Consult LINE
          1 (859) 257-6845

The consult lines are a valuable asset to be used by any healthcare provider wishing to gain one-on-one consultations, patient specific information, materials on an HIV/AIDS topic, or references for other assistance. The warmline is used to record callers' messages and the calls are returned by an infectious disease professional. The UK MD Consult line is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. When calling the line ask for the Infectious Disease physician on call.


Organizational technical assistance is available to clinics/practices/organizations to  build local capacity in training and clinical care. It may range from a single training event or consultation or may form a long-term relationship with the KYAETC and a clinic or agency. Goals of technical assistance include providing resources, guidance and assistance to improve HIV service delivery and performance on an organizational level. Our technical assistance program can assist with change in organizational infrastructure and service delivery.


Preceptorships offer one-on-one training for medical professionals who are new to HIV medical management, providing a chance to see patients alongside an experienced HIV clinician.

Preceptorships are available for 1 day or more, at the convenience of the learner and instructor. There is no charge for this activity.  In most cases, learners pay their own travel expenses. Limited assistance with travel expenses may be available for high-priority learners.


KYAETC specializes in tailoring a workshop that meets the specific needs of your agency, hospital, health district, or other group of health care workers, based on careful needs assessment. There is rarely any charge for training. Continuing education credit is not available for these specially-designed workshops. Workshops can be planned for as few as 15 learners.


Alice C. Thornton, MD
Chief of Infectious Disease
Professor of Medicine
AETC Program Director
  Frank Romanelli, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS
Professor of Pharmacy
Thein Myint, MD   
Thein Myint, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Disease
  Nicole Leedy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Disease
Curtis Cary, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics


KY AETC serves as one of the U.S. Public Health Service designated AIDS Education and Training Center for health care providers in Kentucky. We are a unit of the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center at Emory University School of Medicine.

Major funding is from the Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grant No.1 H4A HA 00067-02.

Alice Thornton, MD

Alice Thornton, MD
Program Director

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Page last updated Wednesday, September 20, 2011