HIV Testing and Prevention Conference-Tools for your Practice | Saturday, Jan 21, 2017
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.
Join ANAC in signing on to a letter to Congress.
There is a new website for providers, www.PreventHIV.com. It provides educational content and downloadable resources highlighting the current state of the HIV epidemic, at-risk patient populations, comprehensive prevention options, including PrEP, PEP and TasP.
ANAC, with support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation has developed a downloadable tool: Clinician Guidelines to HIV Criminalization.
Achieving ambitious targets of 90-90-90 will require greater investments in nursing. Join with ANAC and sign the call today for enhanced commitment and support for nurses in HIV prevention, treatment & care.
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.
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 These laws fuel stigma by institutionalizing discrimination and are based on outdated beliefs.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.