Mission and Vision


ANAC fosters the professional development of nurses and others involved in the delivery of healthcare for persons at risk for, living with, and/or affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its co-morbidities. ANAC promotes the health, welfare and rights of people living with HIV around the world.


ANAC will:

  • Be a globally recognized association that is the preeminent source of nursing expertise related to all dimensions of HIV disease and its co-morbidities.
  • Empower members to advocate for and with people living with HIV, promoting social awareness concerning issues related to HIV and co-morbidities, including the elimination of HIV stigma.
  • Identify and respond to the diverse concerns of the global HIV workforce, particularly those in resource-limited settings.
  • Promote and foster global nursing expertise that will lead advances in the clinical and research capacities of the healthcare workforce in resource-limited settings.       
  • Support members to hold leadership positions on boards of directors and other key positions in national and international organizations related to HIV and its co-morbidities.
  • Promote and encourage membership in ANAC for nurses and others involved in the delivery of HIV-related healthcare.
  • Support and promote HANCB certification as the globally recognized board certification in nursing care for people living with HIV and related co-morbidities.
  • Be the globally recognized organization for networking, education, research and support for nurses and others involved in the delivery of HIV-related healthcare.
  • Facilitate cutting-edge research in all aspects of HIV and its co-morbidities, and serve as mentors to novice researchers.  

Inherent in this vision is the abiding commitment to the prevention of new HIV infections and the discovery of a cure.

Approved January 2018

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