The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is a membership organization that provides valuable educational, networking and career support to nursing professionals working in HIV/AIDS care.
ANAC is the only professional nursing association around the globe that is specifically for nurses working in any aspect of HIV. Our members are a diverse group of nurse clinicians, nurse educators, nurse researchers and nursing students. We also welcome non-nurse members who care about, and are interested in issues related to HIV nursing.
Registration for ANAC2016 in Atlanta is now open. Click here to register.
ANAC seeks an Interim Director of Operations to lead and assist the association following the departure of its Executive Director. The Interim Director will provide leadership during the transition and search for a new Executive Director; will oversee staff and key consultant/vendor relationships; and will support the Board, association committees and local chapters. Read the full job description here.
ANAC has announced a call for abstracts for ANAC2016 The Care to Cure Continuum: No One Left Behind that will be held at the Westin Peachtree Atlanta on Nov. 10-12, 2016.
ANAC Members Melanie Steilen and Erik Mortensen poignantly discuss what it means to them to be HIV nurses. Listen here as two ANAC nurses recall how they got started in careers which have impacted them both professionally and personally.
The Senate passed the 2016 omnibus appropriations in which many of the concerns of the HIV and nursing communities are addressed. Read the highlights here.
ANAC strongly supports the CDC guidelines on the use of PrEP as part of HIV prevention. The PrEP Support Hotline for Clinicians, staffed by APRNs and MDs provides peer to peer guidance on prescribing PrEP. In a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases found no new HIV infections among patients on PrEP during more than 2.5 years of observation. Read more in JANAC about nurses and PrEP.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has co-endorsed ANAC's position statement opposing HIV criminalization and joined ANAC in calling for the end to unjust laws that criminalize HIV. Thirty three states still have laws criminalizing HIV exposure. These laws fuel stigma by institutionalizing discrimination and are based on outdated beliefs. People living with HIV are still being arrested for HIV exposure. ANAC is a member of the Positive Justice Project, a national coalition to end HIV criminalization in the U.S. Read ANAC’s policy statement calling for the modernization of HIV Criminalization laws.