The Dakotas AIDS Education and Training Center (DAETC) is a program of the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD), serving both North Dakota and South Dakota to offer provider education to improve patient health outcomes for people at risk for or living with HIV. The program serves as the Dakotas office for the regional Mountain West AETC (MWAETC).

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funds the national AETC network to provide professional training under the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. DAETC’s mission is to increase health care providers’ capacity to provide high-quality HIV/AIDS care within the region’s health care system by providing a wide variety of services, including screening, testing and treatment.


  • Customized clinical training on HIV-related topics, including:
        • Routine testing and linkage to care
        • Diagnosis and clinical management of HIV
        • Pre/post exposure prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP)
        • HIV care coordination
        • Retention in care
        • Antiretroviral treatment
        • Comorbidities
        • Sexually transmitted infections

  • Clinical consultation
  • Capacity building
  • Technical assistance


Jill Kesler
Program Manager
605-275-2423 ext. 13
[email protected]

Tracy Salameh MSN, APRN, FNP-BC HIV
Clinical Specialist
[email protected]


It is the goal of the National HIV Curriculum to provide ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care for health care providers in the United States. Visit  for a free educational website from the University of Washington and the AETC National Coordinating Resource Center, and funded by HRSA. Free CE (CME and CNE) are available.

Free CME and CNE credit is also available through the National STD Curriculum ( Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers and developed by the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington, this website replaces the former CDC STD Self Study Modules for Clinicians. The website is intended for all health care professionals with an interest in STD diagnosis and management.

MWAETC HIV ECHO uses interactive video to provide real-time clinical consultations between community providers and a multidisciplinary panel of HIV experts, including Infectious Disease, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work and Case Management. In each weekly online session, HIV experts provide a short clinical HIV update and in-depth case consultations. For more information, please visit

The North Dakota Department of Health and DAETC collaboratively offer web-based learning once a month, typically the 4th Wednesday of the month. North Dakota nursing CEUs are available for two weeks after the presentation. Previous presentation slides and recordings can be found here.

Click here to watch a video created by the AETC program, aiming to battle the stigma of HIV.

   Epidemiology and testing site information:

   South Dakota Department of Health
   City of Sioux Falls - Ryan White Part C
   Heartland Health Resource Center - Ryan White Part B Care Program (eastern SD)
   Volunteers of America – Ryan White Part B Care Program (western SD)
   North Dakota Department of Health