AVRC Hosts HIV International Training for Military Medical Personnel
February 11, 2014 (SAN DIEGO) - Under the direction of Allen McCutchan, M.D., professor of medicine at UC San Diego, the UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) has collaborated with the Navy for the last 12 years in hosting the Military International HIV Training Program (MIHTP). The U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) sponsors this 30-day training course in HIV/AIDS clinical management. The training occurs at the AVRC, Naval Medical Center San Diego, and San Diego State University. Foreign military medical personnel who currently dealing with HIV/AIDS in their countries attend lectures from a large number of UCSD faculty, ID and AIDS conferences as well as visits to the UC San Diego Owen Clinic to watch delivery of patient care. This international assistance program is designed to improve skills in HIV prevention and management. International programs such as these enhance cooperation with and friendship towards the U.S. among the 200 military doctors and nurses from 50 countries who have attended the 33 sessions. The current course began on January 16, with six international visitors from Chad, Estonia, Serbia, and South Sudan.
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