The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is a membership organization that provides valuable educational, networking and career support to nursing professionals and others working in HIV/AIDS care.
Our members are a diverse group of nurse clinicians, nurse educators, nurse researchers and nursing students. We also welcome non-nurse members who are 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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Read the highlights and view photos from this year's 30th anniversary conference in Dallas.
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 announces opposition to current tax code overhaul that would result in spending cuts to health care and safety-net programs.
ANAC joined with HIVMA, SEROProject and PWN is presenting a provider pathway at USCA. View the presentations here.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.