Abstracts for the 18th NHIVNA Annual Conference

Abstracts for 18th NHIVNA conference held at Manchester Conference Centre 29 June–1st July

360° person-centred care: a call to add a fourth 90 to the 2020 UNAIDS 90-90-90 treatment targets

Welcome to this issue of HIV Nursing. I feel honoured writing this editorial focusing on stigma and the impact it has on people living with HIV.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17 (2): 35



Michelle Croston
Senior Lecturer, Advance Nurse Practitioner

Prevention the challenge continues

Welcome to the spring issue, which focuses on prevention of HIV infection and also at the relevance of female gender on the risk of HIV acquisition.

Juliet Bennett
Independent Nurse Advisor

Patients, peers and volunteers

Welcome to the bumper 2016 summer edition. In this issue we have focused on upon the one thing that makes us nurses: patients. Within HIV care, it is our patients who have fought, challenged, shaped and developed the HIV service that we see today. Patient involvement has led to patient groups, peer support, peer-led services and the involvement of patient at the highest board level to ensure their voices are still heard and acted upon.

Shaun Watson
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Innovative nursing practices

Hello and welcome to the first issue of 2017. I am really excited about this issue, which is full of, what we hope are, interesting and challenging articles.

Elizabeth Foote
HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist

Continuing Professional Developement: HIV and mental health

Despite advances in HIV medicine people living with HIV (PLWH) continue to face many challenges. These include successfully adhering to treatment recommendations to maintain optimal health, negotiating disclosure of HIV status and coping with living with a stigmatised condition, all of which can impact on mental health and wellbeing. Pre-existing mental health difficulties can amplify these challenges. The co-occurrence of HIV and mental illness poses a significant public health problem and represents a challenge for healthcare professionals (HCPs) working in this field. In order to effectively identify and meet the mental health needs for PLWH vigilance, knowledge and enhanced communication skills from nurses are required.

HIV Nursing 2017: 17(2); 37–47



Juliet Bennett
Independent Nurse Advisor

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