Issue 17.3

HIV nursing and research

Hello and welcome to this issue of HIV Nursing. I am really excited about this edition, which has a focus on research in HIV care.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17: 75–76

James Meek
Senior Lecturer. University of Central Lancashire

Continuing professional development: HIV and renal disorders

Despite advances in HIV medicine it is widely acknowledged that people living with HIV are at particular risk of renal problems although the pattern of disease has changed significantly over time renal disease, also known as kidney disease or nephropathy, is currently one of the most common non-infectious comorbidities seen among PLWH.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17: 77–87

Juliet Bennett
Independent Nurse Advisor

Barriers preventing early testing and diagnosis of HIV: results of a five-year retrospective review of clinical data for those diagnosed HIV positive in two European regions

This article provides an overview of the aims, conduct, and findings of a five-year retrospective review of patient records to identify and compare clinical and demographic data on every patient diagnosed with HIV in Kent and Medway in the UK, and Amiens and Creil in France.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17: 75–76

Stephen O'Connor, Sharon Manship, Momar Diouf, Jean-Luc Schmit, Stephen Clift
Reader, Canterbury Christ church University,Research Assistant,Researcher, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Amiens,Professor,Professor

What is known from the existing literature about men living with HIV, erectile dysfunction and role of HIV nurses: a scoping review

This article reviews the current literature regarding HIV and erectile dysfunction. The article will explore why erectile dysfunction is more common in men who are HIV positive as appose to men who do not have HIV. HIV Nursing 2017; 17: 96–102

James Meek & Michelle Croston
Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire & Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

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

‘There is goodness in life, even when living with HIV’: an exploration using caritative caring

There are many challenges for people living with HIV. People can react in different ways, and for some it can be a traumatic and very negative event. They deal with it either alone or with extra psychological and social support. It is in this context that caring science, developed by Watson, and caritative caring knowledge, proposed by Eriksson, provide possible approaches to conquer challenges.

HIV Nursing 2017; 17: 108–111

Christel Estlander
Researcher, Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Finland

HIV Nursing

Sharing best practice in HIV care

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