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 HIV health literacy and knowledge of young adults studying at a US university <p>Health literacy is an individual’s understanding of and ability to make decisions related to health information. High levels of health literacy are beneficial in making informed health-related decisions. Knowledge related to HIV is relevant to society as &gt;36 million individuals are estimated to be living with HIV worldwide. This research study explored HIV knowledge of young adults enrolled at a university in the US. Study participants (N = 105) completed the Brief HIV-Knowledge Questionnaire. While the mean survey score was 77%, participants aged 18–19 years scored an average of 54%. Those who had been tested for HIV scored significantly higher than those who had not been tested. Moreover, 64% reported having an HIV-negative status but only 39% reported having been tested for HIV. The results indicate that HIV education related to transmission, protection, and testing are needed.</p> Oxserio Benites Regina L. Hale Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-16 2021-07-16 21 02 8 15 10.31838/hiv21.02.02 Mandatory HIV Testing: An Indian Perspective <p>Background: HIV infection has been the most significant disease to affect the mankind during the last two decades. More than half of all new HIV infections occur among young adults. A decade back HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death among young adults in the developing countries as well as in the developed countries.<br>Materials and Methods: A descriptive survey was conducted among 434 participants representing college students of Udupi district, Karnataka. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the participants across the district. A structured self-administered tool was adapted consisting of a knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale to collect the data. In statistical analyses frequency, percentage, chi-square, and Pearson correlation were used.<br>Results: Majority (56%) of the participants were below 20 years of age. Television was found to be the main source of information (61.8%) regarding HIV infection. Most (71.4%) of the participants had good knowledge regarding HIV infection. About 83.9% of the participants had favorable attitude towards mandatory premarital HIV testing. The knowledge scores were found to be positively correlated with the attitude of the participants towards mandatory premarital HIV testing. Conclusion: The findings of this study imply thinking towards some public health intervention on HIV counseling and testing and it should be tailored specifically for each population group.</p> Flavia Sharlet Noronha Mariamma V George Sreedevi Copyright (c) 2021 2021-10-18 2021-10-18 21 02 16 19 10.31838/hiv21.02.03 Integrated Management of HIV and Ncds in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province: A SWOT Analysis for Primary Health Care Facilities <p>Introduction: integrated management of Human Immunodeficiency virus and Non communicable diseases is essential to improve clinical outcomes of patients living with HIV. there is poor implementation of integrated management of HIV and NCDs in Primary health care facilities in most of African countries. The aim of the study was to conduct the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of the Vhembe district to determine the implementation of integrated management of HIV and NCDs among NIMART nurses in Limpopo Province ,South Africa .<br>Material and Methods: A descriptive quantitative study was employed using checkilist and SWOT framework. We used 25 PHC facilities to collect facility data, NIMART nurses data and patients data to complete the four checklists. The collected data was analysed using SPSS version 26. the analysed data was further analysed and segregated into the SWOT framework.<br>Results: From the total of 25 PHC facilities we found that 147(100%) were NIMART trained ,109 (74.1%) were not trained on Adult primary care guidelines. All 100% of facilities did not have the updated adult primary care guideline 2016/17. In all 25 (100%) despite the evidence of implementation integrated management of HIV and NCDs , patients were not screened for diabetes as per the guidelines.<br>Conclusion: The SWOT analysis allowed the researchers to identify the areas which can be sustained , strengthened and addressed for successful implementation of integration of HIV and NCDs to improve patient clinical outcomes in PHC facilities. The results of the study may be applied to any context and maybe used by decision makers, managers, professionals and other relevant stakeholders to develop more policies or frameworks on the integrated management of HIV and NCDs.</p> Nthuseni Murudi-Manganye Lufuno Makhado Leepile Alfred Sehularo Copyright (c) 2021 2021-10-18 2021-10-18 21 02 20 29 10.31838/hiv21.02.04