ANAC2017: Celebrating 30 Years
Mark your calendar for the 30th annual ANAC conference. Conference will be held at The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, TX on Nov. 2-4. Registration will open in May.
Join the ANAC team. We are looking for a dynamic and engaged individual to lead our organization into the next 30 years. Apply now.
ANAC joined with the HIV Medicine Association, American Academy of HIV Medicine and the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition in submitting a letter to members of Congress and President-elect Trump, signed by more than 1,000 healthcare providers that included a large contingent of nurses. It asked Congress to not to make changes to the ACA without plans to address the medical needs of low-income patients and to sustain the federal commitment to Medicaid and Medicaid expansion.
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 These laws fuel stigma by institutionalizing discrimination and are based on outdated beliefs.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.