Today is World AIDS Day

I t's an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and related issues, to show support for people living with HIV and to acknowledge the nurses, providers and others involved in the long struggle to end the HIV epidemic. This year's UNAIDS World AIDS Day campaign,  My Health,My Right ,  focuses on the right to health and explores the challenges people around the world face in achieving health. "All people, regardless of their age, gender, where they live or who they love, have the right to health," said Michel SidibĂ©, executive director of UNAIDS. "No matter what their health needs are, everyone requires health solutions that are available and accessible, free from discrimination and of good quality."   We know that health is much more than access to medicines. It also requires safe housing, adequate food, healthy working conditions, a clean environment and social justice.
Member Spotlight

Donna Sabatino
ANAC member Donna Sabatino, RN, ACRN is featured in the  J&J Campaign for Nursing  including a podcast this month. An ANAC member for more than 20 years, Donna has had various nursing roles in HIV care and currently serves as a community educator and advocate in Florida. 

Dr. Allison Webel, ANAC member and director of continuing education, writes about new strategies to help people living with HIV age well. Her full article can be found at  The Conversation


Big kudos to the Dallas Chapter for hosting a fantastic 
gala  at ANAC2017.  The theme was a country and western hoedown with line dancing and barbecue . A great time was had by all! 

ANAC2017 in Dallas was a great success! Nearly 500 ANAC members attended. If you have not already claimed your CNE and filled out your conference evaluations -- Click here and log in.


The International Nursing Network for HIV Research meeting will be held in Corpus Christi January 10-12, 2018.  Nurse researchers are invited to attend. More information and travel logistics.  
Professional Development

Call for Abstracts and Workshop Outlines
The Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) will host their annual national conference in Vancouver April 5-7, 2018. They are seeking abstract and workshop outlines.  View the submission information.

JANAC Call for Papers
The January 2019 issue of JANAC will focus on HIV and Aging.  Manuscripts for the special issue are due July 1, 2018.  For more information on submitting, please go the JANAC website.

Join an ANAC Committee
The experience, expertise and interest of our membership is central to the mission of ANAC.  ANAC members are invited to apply for committee appointment. All members in good standing, regardless of discipline or length of ANAC membership, can apply. Click here for a list of committees and descriptions, and to apply

Read a short message on ACRN/AACRN opportunities and other HANCB updates from HANCB president, Patrick Kenney. View the message here.

HIV and Aging Toolkit and Webinars
A new toolkit has been created focusing on care and treatment of an aging HIV+ population. The toolkit and information about the webinar series can be found  here Join us for the first webinar:
Overview of HIV and Aging
Dec. 6
1 p.m. EST
Register here

ANAC Opposes New Tax Plan
The ANAC board of directors and policy committee released a statement opposing current tax overhaul plans, emphasizing the risk to health care and safety-net programs.

International AIDS Conference Call for Abstracts
The International AIDS Conference will be held in Amsterdam in July, 2018. The call for abstracts is now open until February 5. Click here for more information and key dates.
New at ANAC

NIH Precision Medicine Awards
ANAC is one of 14 national organizations named as  partners with the National Institutes of Health in efforts to raise awareness about the All of Us research program.

Funding Award
ANAC received 2018 funding from the Elton John AIDS Foundation for strengthening nurse advocacy partnerships to confront HIV criminalization and stigma.  
Job Openings

Registered Nurse, Medical Care Manager - Men's Health Foundation
Men's Health Foundation, an innovative West Hollywood internal medicine/infectious disease practice, seeks a registered nurse to work in an interdisciplinary team (IDT) as a medical care manager for people living with HIV.  This is an opportunity to work with individuals living with HIV who require additional assistance to achieve optimal health outcomes. 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV to Brian Risley. More information about Men's Health Foundation

Infectious Disease Nurses -- Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire
Be part of the region's largest comprehensive HIV program.  As a nurse in the Infectious Disease Section of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, you'll join a fast-paced interdisciplinary team where you will have a balance between independent nursing practice and great teamwork. 

Apply online and refer to position #39409. To speak with a recruiter contact Miriam Benson at

Visit the ANAC career center for more information. 
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