Issue 19.1

Developing HIV nurses

Welcome to the first HIV Nursing of the year. If 2018 was the year of PrEP, U=U and the reduction in sexual health and HIV services, one can only wonder what is in store for us in 2019! Developing the next generation of HIV nurses is vital to our continued survival and therefore, it’s timely that we look at the nurse’s role within research and audit, and as a non-medical prescriber (NMP).

Shaun Watson
Clinical Nurse Specialist (HIV Community)

A participatory approach to developing the HIV Nursing Research Strategy

This article outlines how the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA) in the UK explored the research priorities for nurses in the changing environment of HIV nursing care and management in order to develop a progressive nursing research strategy. HIV Nursing 2019; 19(1): 2–6

Hilary Piercy, John McLuskey, Michelle Croston, Mathew Grundy-Bowers
Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Halam University,Associate Professor, University of Nottingham,Manchester Metropolitan University,Consultant Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Exploring the educational and support needs of nurse non-medical prescribers working within HIV care

This study aims to compare the prescribing practices of NMPs working within HIV in 2015 and 2017 and to current educational and support needs of NMPs working within HIV care; and to inform the development of educational material and resources to support NMPs in their role in relation to this aspect of patient care. HIV Nursing 2019; 19(1): 7–10

Gary Barker-Begley
Community Matron, North West Boroughs Healthcare Trust

Review of a competency framework for non-medical prescribers caring for people living with HIV

The use of multi-professional prescribing forums presents an opportunity for NMPs to reduce the risk of medication errors and improve quality of patient care by sharing information about actual or potential medication problems and address safety concerns on a regular basis. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) Competency Framework for all Prescribers (2016) provides an ideal structure for multiprofessional prescribing forums. HIV Nursing 2019; 19(1): 11–12

Anna Kime
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

What triggered my heart attack?

Heart disease can develop as a result of a range of risk factors. This article explores my personal risk factors and their impact on a sudden ischaemic episode that changed my life. HIVN 2019; 19(1): 13–16

Jackie Morton
Registered Nurse, UK-CAB

Case series of infertility amongst young women with perinatally acquired HIV: data from a London cohort

Increased rates of infertility have been reported in women who acquired HIV horizontally compared to population age-matched normative data. However, few data exist for adults with perinatally acquired HIV (PaHIV), who have been exposed to antiretroviral drugs and/or HIV-associated ill health through childhood and puberty. HIV Nursing 2019; 19(1): 17–19

Jhia Teh, Thomas Pasvol, Sarah Ayres, Caroline Foster, Sarah Fidler
Imperial College London,,,Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust,,,,

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