Chicago Chapter Meeting | Thursday, May 26, 2016

Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day | Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Greater NY Annual Conference | Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

National HIV Testing Day | Monday, Jun 27, 2016

International Conference on AIDS | Sunday, Jul 17, 2016

Who we are

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.

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REGISTER NOW! (May 2016)

Registration for ANAC2016 in Atlanta is now open. Click here to register.

ANAC seeks Interim Director of Operations (May 2016)

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

Read the most popular articles from JANAC in 2015 (March 2016)

JANAC is the resource for healthcare providers in HIV/AIDS care. See the most popular articles here.

ANAC announces call for abstracts (Feb. 2016)

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.

StoryCorps Chicago: AIDS patients teach nurses how to live (Feb. 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.

Omnibus budget approved (Dec. 2015)

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.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (Oct. 2015)

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.

HIV Criminalization & Stigma (Oct. 2015)

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.