World AIDS Day is a global effort to bring attention to the ongoing fight against HIV and AIDS. On World AIDS day, ANAC is proud to announce that the American Nurses Association (ANA) has joined ANAC to call for the elimination of outdated HIV criminalization laws. Read ANAC'S position statement that describes HIV criminalization and highlights outdated statutes by clicking here.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 These laws fuel stigma by institutionalizing discrimination and are based on outdated beliefs.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.