Meeting Overview

In the 34th year of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (GNY ANAC) convened its 26th annual conference.

The purpose of this conference was to better understand the key populations that are most impacted by HIV, learn best practices around diagnosing, treating and working with these patients, and find how nurses and other healthcare professionals can best work with this population. The number of new infections in the United States has been stagnant for many years, and we must find new ways to combat the epidemic from continuing.

Conference Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of HIV on key affected populations-specifically-MSM, women, sex workers, IDU’s, transgendered individuals and gay and bisexual men.
  • List at least 2 behavioral and 2 bio-medical HIV prevention interventions geared towards these populations.
  • Discuss the CDCs approach to reducing HIV infections in the US by utilizing High Impact Prevention.
  • Explore the recent research on an HIV Cure.
  • Explain the crucial role of Nurses and other HCP’s in reducing new HIV infections.