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News & Announcements

AIDS 2020 Nursing Networking Zone resources now available (July 2020)

Articles, podcasts, webinars and other resources from the Nursing Networking Zone at the 2020 International AIDS Conference are now available on the ANAC website. View them here.

ANAC opposes administration's decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (July 2020)

The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) adamantly opposes the United States administration's decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). Click here to read the full statement.

Job opening for nurse educator (June 2020)

ANAC is hiring a nurse educator to develop and expand educational and other programming services. Learn more.

ANAC partners with AAHIVM for virtual Pride parade (June 2020)

ANAC and AAHIVM are partners in the All of Us Research Program, an NIH program designed to diversify medical research. The virtual Pride parade features ANAC and AAHIVM members sharing why it is important for under-represented populations to join the study. Watch the compilation video here.

ANAC supports Pride month and Supreme Court decision (June 2020)

ANAC's statement about the Supreme Court decision upholding the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and workplace protections for LGBT employees. Read it here.

ANAC responds to anti-Black sentiment and the murder of George Floyd (June 2020)

ANAC has issued a statement about the current racial climate and calls for systemic change. Read the statement here.

ANAC supports the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act (April 2020)

Tell Congress more PPE is needed immediately. Join with the American Nurses Association to tell Congress to support the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act to address severe shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) as they work on the frontlines to provide vital care to #COVID19 patients. Sign-on here.

CDC to hold COCA call (March 2020)

Healthcare workers are encouraged to join the COCA call: Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for COVID-19 on March 24, 2020 at 2 p.m ET. Join the call here or on Facebook on the COCA Facebook page.

COVID-19: ANAC provides resources for healthcare teams (March 2020)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ANAC collected reliable resources for healthcare workers. More information.

CDC provides resources for HIV prevention (March 2020)

Resources are available for clinicians and supporters of the Prescribe HIV Prevention campaign created by the CDC. More information.

ANAC ED send remarks to PACHA (February 2020)

Carole Treston, executive director of ANAC, wrote remarks to PACHA regarding the vital role nurses play in HIV/AIDS care. Read the remarks.

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos appointed to PACHA (February 2020)

ANAC member Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos has been appointed to serve on the United States Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA.) Read more. 

2020 named Year of the Nurse and Midwife (January 2020)

2020 was designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organization in recognition of the contributions they make and the risks associated with nursing shortages. Read more. 

ANAC member named Vanessa Von Wertheim Endowed Chair (January 2020)

Sandra Gracia Jones, PhD, ARNP, ACRN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, was named Endowed Chair in Chronic Disease Prevention and Care at Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Heath Sciences, Florida International University. She is an active local and national ANAC member and has received the JANAC research article of the year award and the inaugural ANAC HIV Prevention Award.

ANAC board member appointed to Livingston Chair in Nursing Excellence (May 2019)

Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN, Community Health Systems Chair at UCSF School of Nursing was appointed to the Livingston Chair in Nursing Excellence at the school. Her focus on vulnerable and underrepresented communities embodies the goals of this endowed chair.

Applications for Excellence in Global HIV Nursing Award now open (March 2019)

Given every two years, this award honors an outstanding nurse living and working in a low or lower middle income country doing exceptional work in promoting HIV nursing and supporting persons living with and affected by HIV. Deadline is March 31. More information.

Gilead Sciences announces partnerships to address HIV & Aging (February 2019)

Gilead is providing $17.6 million in grant to 30 organizations, including ANAC, through the HIV Age Positively initiative. Read the release.

ANAC provides comments to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (January 2019)

Changes to current Medicare Part D could have negative impact on HIV/AIDS care. Read the comments.

All of Us Research Program page now live (January 2019)

ANAC has continued its partnership with the All of Us Research Program by adding resources and links to their website to encourage HIV/AIDS nurses and healthcare providers to get involved. View the page.

ANAC and other nursing organizations join Nursing Now Campaign (July 2018)

Organizations to promote role of nurses to achieve U=U (undetectable = untransmittable) for those living with HIV. Read the press release.

New public policy agenda announced by ANAC board of directors (October 2018)

The ANAC board of directors unanimously approved the updated ANAC policy agenda, as developed and submitted by the ANAC policy committee. It serves as a roadmap for ANAC policy work and position. It reflects our commitment to person-centered evidenced based health care, social justice and human rights.

ANAC joins NIH in launching All of Us Research Program (May 2018)

The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort to advance individual prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. Read the release.

ANAC and AAHIVM host All of Us research webinar (February 2018)

The webinar, titled What do HIV clinicians and health professions educators need to know? will be held on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

ANAC announces pre-conference session at AIDS 2018 (February 2018)

ANAC will host Enhancing Nursing Workforce Capacity to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control and Positive Health Outcomes at the International AIDS conference in Amsterdam in July. Register for the session here.

ANAC seeks committee members (November 2017)

All ANAC members are eligible to serve on a standing or specialty committee. Please fill out the Consent to Serve application if you are interested in joining a committee.

ANAC releases statement in support of diversity (January 2018)

Read the statement.

ANAC expresses concerns about reports of CDC language restrictions (December 2017)

Read the press release.

ANAC2017 overview (December 2017)

Read the highlights and view photos from this year's 30th anniversary conference in Dallas.

New York Times prints letter to editor regarding CDC word ban (December 2017)

Carole Treston, executive director and Jeffrey Kwong, president of the board co-wrote a letter to the editor that was printed in the New York Times. Read it here.

Ask me about PrEP informational rack card available (December 2017)

ANAC offers a free, downloadable patient education card for healthcare providers with information and resources about PrEP for patients and clients. There is a space to customize the card with local PrEP provider information. Download it here or contact us to order.

ANAC Opposes Tax Code Overhaul Proposals (November 2017)

ANAC announces opposition to current tax code overhaul that would result in spending cuts to health care and safety-net programs.

ANAC at USCA presentations now available (September 2017)

ANAC joined with HIVMA, SEROProject and PWN is presenting a provider pathway at USCA. View the presentations here.

ANAC release 2016 annual report (June 2017)

ANAC encourages you to read our 2016 annual report. This snapshot conveys just a tiny bit of the energy of our organization last year. Thanks to all who participated in 2016!

ANAC hires new executive director (May 2017)

The Board of Directors of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Treston, RN, MPH, ACRN, FAAN as ANAC Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017. Read more here.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention for Women Webinar (May 2017)

Webinar is May 4 at 1 p.m. This is the third in a series intended for nurses and other members of the healthcare team to better educate your patients and provide referrals to PrEP experts. This webinar will explore HIV risk for women, gender specific approaches to HIV prevention focusing on PrEP as part of sexual health. Special considerations including PrEP use in women at risk for HIV for safe conception and breast feeding will be covered. Register here.

Opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (March 2017)

ANAC is a member of the AIDS United Policy Committee joining with other national organizations to strongly oppose the Republican sponsored American Healthcare Act to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

ANAC announces new membership levels (March 2017)

ANAC has updated our membership categories to allow for a more inclusive and diverse membership population. Member levels are now: active (nurses), active discounted (retired, disabled and student nurses), partner (non-nurses) and global/electronic (nurses who live in low/middle income countries.) View the new levels.

ANAC seeks executive director (Feb. 2017)

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 joins others to protect the ACA (Jan. 2017)

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.

PrEP Resources (Oct. 2016)

There is a new website for providers, HIV Criminalization (Sept. 2016)

ANAC, with support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation has developed a downloadable tool: Clinician Guidelines to HIV Criminalization.  

SIGN THE CALL - SUPPORT A GLOBAL NURSING WORKFORCE  (June 2016)

Initial endorsers: ANAC, ANA, DENOSA, IAS, ICN, ICAP, UNAIDS

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.

 

 

 

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.

Elton John AIDS Foundation awards grant (January 2016)

ANAC is the recipient of a grant awarded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation to continue their work opposing HIV criminalization laws. Read the press release.

ANAC member wins award (Dec. 2015)

Congratulations to ANAC member, Phetsile Mamba, who has been recognized globally by the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) with an Excellence in Global HIV Nursing Award. Read more in the Times of Swaziland newspaper.

ANAC and ANA release joint statement (Dec. 2015)

On World AIDS day, ANAC was proud to announce that the American Nurses Association (ANA) has joined ANAC to call for the elimination of outdated HIV criminalization laws. Read ANA & ANAC's joint statement opposing HIV criminalization by clicking 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.