Show and tell – the art of poster prevention

This is the first of a series of short articles with guidance for those who would like to present research. Here we give some pointers on preparing a poster for a conference.

Juliet Bennett
Independent Nurse Advisor

The UK People Living with HIV Stigma Survey 2015

The landscape for people living with HIV (PLWH) in the UK has changed dramatically over the last 20 years with significant advances being made in treatment and prevention methods that enable PLWH to have improved life expectancy and opportunities to be involved in fulfilling relationships. However, there is still much to be done to significantly reduce stigma and discrimination and continue to improve the quality of life, health and overall wellbeing of PLWH.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17(2): 49–53

Irina Lut
Family Planning Association, London

Stigma and HIV: the current situation

As health professionals we aim to do the best we can for our patients by attempting to address these problems and providing working solutions for them. But do we always address one of the main challenges faced by those living with HIV: stigma. Long-standing evidence proves that stigma poses a major issue in HIV care and not only affects those living with HIV but the people around them.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17(2): 57–62

Kyle Carabini
HIV and Sexual Health Research Nurse

Stigma, time to address the issues: a literature review

The gay community have lived with being externally stigmatised for generations and it is a growing issue in areas such as HIV.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17: Stuart Roberts

Stuart Roberts
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘Just take a tablet and you’ll be okay’: medicalisation, the growth of stigma and the silencing of HIV

This article explores the growth and impact of the medicalisation of HIV and HIV-related stigma. Since the early days of the virus when treatments were unavailable, political voices for HIV advocacy were powerful; public discourse reflected these changes with growing public-health campaigns that began to demystify HIV as a concept.

HIV Nursing 2017: 17(2); 62–68

Andrew Dalton
Lecturer in Social Sciences

Violence and Women

Violence against women and girls can be a cause or a consequence of HIV. There is a growing body of evidence that illustrates the impact violence can have on transmission of HIV. Women who have experienced intimate partner violence are 50% more likely to acquire HIV and UNAIDS indicates that one third of women living with HIV have been physically assaulted.

Pauline Jelliman
Clinical Lead HIV and TB Community Nursing Teams, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

HIV Nursing

Sharing best practice in HIV care

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