HIV Care and Prevention Concentration

The HIV Care and Prevention Concentration provides students with a comprehensive education in the clinical care of people living with and at risk of HIV. The concentration combines didactic content with an HIV-focused clinical placement. The first year is comprised of three quarters of didactic learning and completion of the federally-funded National HIV Curriculum online modules to solidify the student’s foundational HIV primary care and pharmacology knowledge. In the second year, students continue with interactive complex HIV management clinical seminars as well as attend the UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Medicine HIV Grand Rounds series for the most up-to-date research findings. This second-year content will complement a 40-hour clinical placement in one of the identified HIV sites. The goal of the concentration is to prepare advanced practices nurses to competently care for people living with and at risk of HIV in order to reduce disparities in HIV infection rates and health outcomes.

Residency and clinical rotations may include: UCSF Positive Health Program/Ward 86; 360: Positive Care Center and Women’s HIV Program at UCSF; various San Francisco Department of Public Health sites; East Bay AIDS Center; Veterans Health Administration; San Mateo County Department of Public Health Edison HIV Clinic; Marin County DPH; LifeLong Medical Care; and Clinica Esperanza at Mission Neighborhood Health.

Courses

Course Schedule Units
N242A Foundations of HIV Clinical Care First year: fall, winter quarters 2 units
N242B HIV Clinical Pharmacology First year: spring quarter 1 unit
N242D HIV Complex Clinical Management Seminar Second year: fall, winter, spring quarters 1.5 units
N242E HIV Grand Rounds Second year: fall, winter, spring quarters 1.5 units
Clinical Rotation Second year, course number and quarter per specialty and student schedule 1 unit

Process for Applying to the Concentration

Students must meet the following criteria to apply: 1) Verification of good academic standing by concentration Faculty of Record/staff contact 2) Approval from academic advisor 3) Agreement to complete the HIV courses and clinical requirements.

To apply, students should email the Faculty Lead (see below) and staff contact ([email protected]) with:

  • Student and advisor’s name
  • MS specialty and expected graduation date
  • A brief description (less than 300 words) of professional, personal and/or educational backgrounds as they relate to desire to participate in the HIV concentration
  • A brief description (less than 300 words) of goals for completing the concentration

Contact

The faculty leads are Adam Leonard, MS, MPH, CPNP, AAHIVS; Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN; Roland Zepf, PhD, MS, RN, ACRN; and Natalie Wilson, DNP, PhD

The staff contact is Emily Huang.