About NIAC


Who We Are

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.

NIAC was incorporated in 1998 as a non-profit community service organization providing supportive services to those living with HIV, and prevention efforts to stop the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); the virus that causes AIDS.

Where We Work

NIAC provides services in Northern Idaho which encompasses: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Clearwater, Latah, Idaho, Lewis, and Nez Perce counties. 

What We Do

NIAC provides awareness, prevention, education, advocacy, and medical case management care for people affected by HIV in Northern 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),
  • Idaho AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP),
  • Idaho Housing and Finance, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) Program. 

Our Mission

Providing care, prevention, and advocacy for people living with and affected by HIV in Northern Idaho.

Our Vision

To make an HIV-free generation become a reality.

Our Core Values

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.

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all ages.

Mission: Providing care, prevention, and advocacy for people infected with and affected by HIV in North Idaho