Member Spotlight

ANAC joins with the American Nurses Foundation in congratulating ANAC member Joseph Perazzo, PhD, RN from Case Western Reserve University, who is the recipient of the 2016 ANAC/ANF HIV Nursing Research Grant. The  title of his research project is:  " A Mixed Methods Study of Physical Activity and Diet Self-Management in People Living with HIV".  

The call for 2017 applicants is now open. Application deadline is May 1. 
Are you a PrEP provider? 

ANAC is encouraging members to participate in  PrEP Locator , a national directory of providers. Use the "suggest a provider" link at the bottom of the page to add a site.
Global

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing guidelines related to HIV drug resistance and approaches to advanced disease in HIV.  ANAC members from all countries who provide clinical care for people living with HIV are encouraged to participate.

CROI Conference

 

This past week CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) was held in Seattle. Webcasts and other presentations are available. A highlight was Dr. Sharon Hader (CDC Center for Global Health) presenting on the coming HIV epidemic in youth due to a major demographic shift known, globally, as the "youth bulge."

Policy

CDC HIV Incidence Report: The number of annual HIV infections in the US fell 18% between 2008 and 2014 according to a recent report from the CDC, demonstrating the effectiveness of high-impact HIV prevention strategies and warranting their continuation. Progress was not the same among all populations or areas of the country, however. Significant disparities were found in the south and among black and latino men who have sex with men indicating a need for increased and focused attention to areas and populations most affected. 


 

Visit to Washington

ANAC members visited Congress in January to help educate legislators and their staff on the importance of steady healthcare for people with HIV through the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Ryan White programs. #ProtectOurCare 

Bylaws change

The proposed change to the ANAC bylaws passed by 90% of voters and were effective Feb. 1. A summary of changes can be found here
Education

HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy webinar

National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020
Wednesday, Mar. 8
3-4:30 p.m. ET

Topics include the critical roles of various partners and how you can become a part of the national response to hepatitis B and hepatitis C, an overview of the action plan, and perspectives from federal, national and state partners. 


Career Center

Nurse Practitioner - Ryan White Program

Mary Washington Healthcare is seeking an experienced  Nurse Practitioner to provide clinical services to the appropriate program patients in the outpatient setting for the Ryan White Program. This NP will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to provide HIV primary care services to our HIV positive patients, including medical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral and follow-up.

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