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Northern New Jersey Regional Partner Site (RP) of Northeast/Caribbean (NECA) AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC)

closeup picture of clinican showing trainee how to perform a PAP smear.

The FXB Center Regional Partner Site (RP) of the NECA AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) is a member of a national network of regional education and training centers funded by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau. The AETC mission is to assist healthcare professionals in Northern New Jersey by providing education and training to diagnose, treat, manage and counsel individuals with HIV infection and provide education about the prevention of HIV transmission. Our goal is to help the local healthcare community provide quality services and sensitive care informed by current research to HIV-positive persons.

On-Site Training Opportunities

student getting instruction on how to perform a PAP smear.If you have a group of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, dentists or other health professionals that would like a customized program delivered to your site, the NECA AETC RP can help. Working to fulfill our mission of training and educating health care professionals, the NECA AETC offers diverse modalities of training:

The FXB RP offers physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists and pharmacists and other allied health professions an opportunity to work with HIV clinicians in order to expand their knowledge base about current practice in HIV care. Each preceptorship is tailored to individual skill level and includes didactic training. We will work with each clinician to provide training times to accommodate your schedule.

Preceptorships and ACCESS Certificate Program

ACCESS is an individually tailored 20 hour clinical training program for health care providers. It is a unique integration of didactic and experiential clinical training. Participants will be provided with preferential access to the diverse conferences, workshops, preceptorships and consultation services offered by the NECA AETC .

Preceptorships consist of:

  1. Observation of HIV screening and diagnosis in the clinical setting
  2. Clinical evaluation and monitoring of asymptomatic HIV positive patients including physical examination and laboratory findings
  3. Clinical evaluation of symptomatic HIV positive patients including treatment recommendations and referrals
  4. Didactic lectures and workshops

Specialized ACCESS preceptorships are available for dentists, dental hygienists, and pharmacists through the AETC oral health program and pharmacy education programs.

Who should enroll in ACCESS?

Training is available for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Oral Health providers, and Pharmacists working in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Also, we are proud to announce that training is now open to Social Workers, CMAs and other Allied Health Professionals. Applicants may have basic or advanced HIV experience, as individualized programs are designed to meet providers’ knowledge and comfort levels related to treating HIV/AIDS.

Online Didactic Modules

HIV 101: A Basic Introduction to HIV Infection, Incidence, Transmission, Testing, and Therapy This is an online self-study module that prepares learners for their clinical experience by introducing or refreshing their knowledge of HIV infection.

After taking the course learners should be able to:

Antiretroviral Therapy: A Primer
This is a second online self-study module that prepares learner for their clinical experience and introduces or reviews the concepts of initiating antiretroviral therapy, recommendations for drug regimens, monitoring, drug interactions, adverse effects, adherence, and treatment failure.

After taking the course learners should be able to:

What's new in New Jersey?

Advancing Access health insurance in NJ
Introduction of health insurance premium payment pilot project (HIPP)


One-on-one clinical trainings are available at:


To apply for ACCESS preceptorship enrollment please complete the link below:
Complete application here.

For further information on the FXB RP preceptorship, please contact Michelle Thompson at or call 973-972-1293.

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Self Study Modules

screen shot of title slide for Antiretrovial Therapy Self Study Module.
Antiretroviral Therapy: 
A primer

screen shot of title slide for HIV 101 self study module
HIV 101: A Basic Introduction to HIV Infection, Epidemiology, Transmission, Testing, and Therapy



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