North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) is a non-profit, 501(c) 3, Idaho Corporation and community based service organization that began in 1989 as a support group for people with HIV, their families, friends and loved ones. North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) was incorporated in 1998 as a non-profit community service organization providing supportive services to those affect by, and prevention efforts to stop the transmission of, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); the virus that causes AIDS.
North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) provides awareness, prevention, education, advocacy, and medical case management care for people infected with and affected by HIV in north Idaho. NIAC provides services for free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, free HIV 101 education services, to raise awareness of, and remove stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS status. Removing these barriers encourage more people to learn their status earlier, and by doing so, potentially reduce HIV transmission. The organization is funded by individuals, group donations, community fundraisers, national resources as well as funds from state resources: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Ryan White Part B Program, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and Idaho AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and Idaho Housing and Finance, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) Program. NIAC
North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) provide services in the northern region and north central region of Idaho that encompasses the state’s ten most northern counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Clearwater, Latah, Idaho, Lewis, and Nez Perce, which is referred to as North Idaho. The strategy is to conduct targeted testing to get high risk populations in for testing by creating access to care and prevention that removes stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS so that people learn their status earlier, and by doing so reduces HIV transmission.
Years later, North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) continues its focus to stop the transmission of HIV in North Idaho.
To make an HIV-free generation become a reality.
Providing care, prevention, and advocacy for people living with and affected by HIV in North Idaho.
All services are delivered without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, or religious preference. The emphasis is on quality of life, client self-determination, and dignity.