HIV Nursing <p><strong>Aims and scope</strong><br /><strong><em>HIV Nursing</em></strong> has been developed as a forum for those at the forefront of caring for people affected by HIV. This peer-reviewed journal is supported by a highly respected Editorial Board drawn from a wide range of nursing specialties. This is further strengthened by an Advisory Panel, whose members make regular contributions to the journal.<strong> ISSN: 1474-7359</strong></p> <p><br /><strong><em>HIV Nursing</em></strong> is intended to provide a medium for communication on issues relating to HIV care, which will be run by the care professionals for those involved in the day-to-day matters affecting the lives of patients.<br />HIV Nursing is listed in the CINAHL, Elsevier, Scopus, Thomson Gale, Mosby Year Book, Cabell’s, INANE and EMNursing databases.<br /><br /><strong>Publication</strong><br />The Journal is printed quarterly and articles are available in print and on the website for NHIVNA members and other subscribers. </p> C/o ResearchTrentz Academy Publishing Education Consultancy Services en-US HIV Nursing 1474-7359 An Exploration of Perceptions on Quality of Life, Stigma and Resilience Experienced by Long-Time HIV Survivors in Rural Eastern Uganda <p>The aim of our study was to determine experiences faced by individuals living with HIV over ten years in rural Eastern Uganda villages, their coping mechanisms and factors influencing their wellbeing. A focus group interview (n=9) was conducted in the Mbale district. Overall, three key themes emerged from the interview: 1) stigma, 2) support network and 3) (dis)empowerment. The discovery of having contracted HIV, that initially had a negative impact on the lives of the participants, seemed to have been a driving force on the empowering changes during the years. This qualitative study identified that with the relevant support and gaining financial independence, individuals, especially women, who experienced the shock, despair and disempowerment of being told that they were HIV positive were not only able to survive and carry-on living but were able to find a different freedom, independence and role within their families and close community.</p> Teresa Filipponi Hanna Oommen Copyright (c) 2021 HIV Nursing 2021-08-10 2021-08-10 21 02 10.31838/hiv21.02.01