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Issue 19.2

HIV nursing: changing times

Welcome to the second issue of HIV Nursing for 2019! This issue includes five articles covering a range of topics such as the U=U campaign, best practice guidance for communication in the HIV-care context, and HIV self-stigma in Chinese populations. We close with abstracts to be presented at this year’s NHIVNA conference.

Nursing 2019; 19: 29–30.



Ian Hodgson
HIV Education and Research

Self-stigmatisation among Chinese individuals with HIV in Hong Kong: understanding the sociological basis of spiritually and culturally sensitive care

This novel study elucidates the sociological basis of spiritually and culturally sensitive care for people with HIV. This narrative analysis adopted a critical medical anthropology approach to identify the key determinants of self-stigmatisation in people with HIV.

Nursing 2019; 19: 31–35



Jeffrey Yuk-Chiu Yip
Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong, China

Routine opt-out HIV testing in critical care

Offering critically ill patients an opt-out HIV test may aid clinical decision making while alleviating the effects of missed or late HIV diagnosis. This literature review gathered quality research in order to assess, evaluate and integrate appropriate practices.

Nursing 2019; 19: 36–39.



Ashley Duncan & Nichola Ashby
Registered Nurse, University of Nottingham & Associate Professor

U=U ‘The time for excuses is over’: a guide for nurses

The U=U campaign has been growing steadily since 2016 and the research and science is now so convincing that, as professionals working with HIV, it was something we needed to get behind and also develop our own statement.

Nursing 2019; 19: 40–42



Shaun Watson
Clinical Nurse Specialist (HIV Community), Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust

Continuing Professional Development: HIV as a long-term condition and role of the annual health review

Living with HIV has changed. Over the past 30 years HIV has developed from an acute illness with a poor prognosis to a long-term condition with a near normal, if not enhanced, lifespan. HIV healthcare professionals have developed with these changes from supporting and managing acute, unwell people living with HIV.

Nursing 2019; 19: 43–50



Shaun Watson
Clinical Nurse Specialist (HIV Community), Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust

Abstracts for the 21st NHIVNA Conference

27–28 June, 2019. Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK.

HIV Nursing 2019; 19: 52–57.



NHIVNA Best Practice: The Language of HIV

Language matters, it has power, it has the power to categorise people in descriptive terms that can be empowering or reductive.

HIV Nursing 2019; 19: BP1–BP4.



Shaun Watson, Angelina Namiba, Vickie Lynn
Clinical Nurse Specialist (HIV Community), Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust,Associate Project Manager, Salamander Trust,University of South Florida, USA

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