UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Screen. Engage. Treat. Train. Building HIV Capacity Today and for Tomorrow (SETT)

The UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside HIV/AIDS Program (HAP) proposes to partner with the UPMC Latterman Family Health Center in McKeesport, PA to expand HIV care capacity in McKeesport and southeastern Allegheny County. The project will transform a community health center’s operations through practice improvements across all disciplines; enhancing HIV screening and reducing barriers to testing; expanding HIV education and improving cultural competency in all clinic disciplines, strengthening formal HIV training for residents and providers; establishing HIV family medicine physician champions; and creating and fully integrating an HIV track in the Family Medicine residency program. The project’s overarching goals are to reduce the community viral load and train the next generation of Family Medicine physicians and mid-level practitioners to care for HIV-infected individuals in primary care settings, particularly in medically underserved areas.