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> en-US HIV Nursing 1474-7359 Women’s knowledge, beliefs and attitude toward sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS (HIV) <p>The study assessed women’s knowledge, beliefs and attitude towards sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A descriptive co-relational cross-sectional study was conducted on 268 married women at two family planning clinic in the Maternal and Child Health Centres in Shebin El-Kom, Egypt. A structured questionnaire containing socio-demographic data included the medical, surgical and obstetric history with knowledge, beliefs and attitude. The mean age<br>of studied women was 30.8 ± 5.7 years; 54% of the sample were from urban residents, about half of them had secondary education, 57% had enough income and 52.2% were employed. The study outcomes showed that 38% of did not know about STDs. Most women (72.4%) had negative beliefs and about one-third of women (64.9%) had a negative attitude towards STDs especially for HIV. There was a significant correlation between women’s perception (knowledge, beliefs and attitude) towards STD with age, level of education, residence, income and occupation.</p> Amera Bekhatroh Rashed Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-16 2021-07-16 21 1 1 6 Assessment of the causes leading to newborn deaths in Al-Diwaniyah city <p>This study investigated the causes of newborns death in Diwaniyah, Iraq and establish a relationship between the causes leading to infant mortality with factors affecting newborns and the mother’s demographicinformation. A non-probability purposive sample was selected, consisting of 200 children in the Maternity and Children Hospital in Diwaniyah. The data was collected in three axes: the first axis focussed on the demographic data of the mother, the second explained the variables affecting the child and the third axis included the causes leading to deaths of newborns. The results showed that 55% of the mothers were 21-30 years, from rural areas (60%) and a primary education level (45%). The gestational age for a newborn child ranged between 36-40 weeks (60%). The gestational age of the children who died after birth was 28-32 weeks (40%). These data indicated that the percentage of premature babies was high. The newborn deaths in the age group (1-7 days) was the highest (55%), and the leading causes of neonatal deaths were premature (40%) and malformation including, respiratory distress syndrome, premature birth, malformation, infections, blood diseases, HIV and malnutrition (25%).</p> Aqeel Abd Al-Hamza Marhoon MSc Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-16 2021-07-16 21 1 7 9 Social interaction anxiety in responding to Covid-19 outbreak in Arabic region <p>Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause diseases that range from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome. Novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain affecting humans. Hence, there is a rapid national response to investigate and respond to public health threats promptly. However, the national teams will need updated training to investigate and respond to the nCoV. The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic can be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and its outcome can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health measures, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and increase stress and anxiety levels. However, these measures are essential to limit the spread of COVID-19. This cross-sectional study to assessed the psychological<br>impact of the general population on the COVID-19 pandemic at the time of curfews and closures in the Arab region. We used an online survey distributed via social media apps, such as WhatsApp and Facebook, and the participants were also encouraged to distribute the survey. The study sample consisted of 53% males and 47% females aged 17-64 years, and the majority were between 35-44 years<br>(35%). Among the Arab individuals, most of the study samples were under the cut of point (63.86%). But 33.88% had a mild level of social interaction anxiety in responding to COVID-19.</p> Hayder Ameer Jabor Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-16 2021-07-16 21 1 10 14 Knowledge, awareness and attitude of an Iraqi college undergraduate students towards patient safety Particularly HIV <p><strong>Background: Inadequate dedication has been given to patient safety education of health care<br>professionals, resulting in limited understanding of the nature of risk in health care.<br>Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the personal knowledge, awareness and attitudes<br>toward patient safety among the health professional students of Kut University College.<br>Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis using a validated WHO (World Health<br>Organization) questionnaire and the results were analyzed using IBM SPSS software.<br>Results: Our data showed that the majority of our participants had a medium level of knowledge and<br>awareness about health care errors and patient safety. Nevertheless, our participant’s attitude was<br>positive regarding reporting the error and learning from their mistakes.<br>Conclusions: Reducing patient maltreatment will require long-term continuous efforts to build a good<br>education that can addresses the local difficulties and improves patient safety towards HIV.</strong></p> Reyadh R Al-Rashidi Wathiq Naeem Zaid Alsadoon Hisham Al-Shaikhli Rusul A Alsaray Mustafa M. Kadhim Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-17 2021-07-17 21 1 15 21 10.31838/hiv.21.01.04 Prevention Of Hiv / Aids in The Behavior of Male Sex (Lsl) <p>HIV and AIDS is a disease that continues to develop and has become a global problem that is sweeping<br>the world. HIV is a virus that attacks the white blood cells in the body (lymphocytes) which causes a<br>decrease in human immunity, while AIDS is a symptom of a disease that arises due to decreased<br>immunity. In these cases, it is often found that someone who has sex with the same sex or what is<br>commonly known as LSL / MSM (Lelaki Seks Lelaki / Male Sex With Men) is a risk group that is susceptible<br>to HIV-AIDS. The percentage of HIV positive AIDS cases in Indonesia in 2018 in men was 63.8%. In 2018<br>out of 99 cases, 55 people who tested positive for HIV / AIDS were LSL in Tasikmalaya City. This study<br>aims to obtain information about HIV and AIDS prevention behavior in LSL related to the length of time<br>they were LSL, perceptions of positive and negative behavior of being LSL, access to information,<br>personal freedom, and measures to prevent HIV and AIDS transmission. This research design is<br>descriptive with a qualitative approach. The informants were selected using the snowball sampling<br>technique with 3 informants from the LSL Community in the city of Tasikmalaya and 1 informant from<br>the AIDS Prevention Commission. The results showed that the informants 'attitudes and behavior control<br>influenced the informants' intention to take HIV and AIDS prevention, such as using condoms and<br>regularly participating in counseling and VCT tests.</p> Wiwin Mintarsih Purnamasar Herni Kurnia Anggia Puspita Wawan Rismawan Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-17 2021-07-17 21 1 22 30 10.31838/hiv21.01.05