Military International HIV Training Program (MIHTP)

The Military International HIV Training Program (MIHTP) is a collaboration of the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and two San Diego, California universities – the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and San Diego State University (SDSU). The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) provides operational support through the US Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP). DHAPP has facilitated the establishment of this mini-residency in HIV/AIDS clinical management located in San Diego for foreign military medical personnel currently dealing with HIV/AIDS in their country. MIHTP is funded by the US Department of Defense as an international assistance program, and is designed to promote HIV prevention through training of military medical providers and country assistance in strengthening or development and implementation of HIV prevention programs.

Attending MIHTP (this training program is open to Physicians only)

MIHTP Objectives

Working with Allied military organizations around the world, this Military International HIV Training Program emphasizes training, consultation and operational support for epidemiological surveillance, laboratory diagnosis, and prevention and management of HIV and its complications. We seek to train key foreign military clinical physicians in state-of-the-art HIV prevention, clinical management, and diagnosis and treatment, with the expectation that those trained will transfer information into operational use in country.

Needs Assessment for Allied Military Medical Professionals

This needs assessment will need to be completed prior to your participation in the training course. This information will help us make sure your stay is beneficial for you. The completed document should be faxed (001-619-553-8383) or e-mailed electronically to the Program Director.

Welcome Letter

This document provides basic information on the training course, travel and luggage, arrival, expenses etc., that you will need when you attend the training workshop.


The cost for this course (open to Physicians only) is approximately $15,000 per person.  This is an estimated cost that covers all aspects of the course: tuition, lodging, travel, food, etc.

For additional information on training, please contact the DHAPP Events Coordinator at