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Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care

Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care

Evans, David Thomas ORCID: 0000-0001-6874-3845 and Dukes, Mark (2018) Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care. Nursing Standard, 33 (8). ISSN 0029-6570 (doi:

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AIDS was labelled as a new illness on the world stage in 1981; it took two more years to discover a causative virus, only named as ‘HIV’ in 1985. Nurses who worked through those times will no doubt remember the fear, panic, stigma and ethical dilemmas – such as refusals to care - that accompanied the new global phenomenon. Four decades on, and despite the United Kingdom’s highest levels of people living with the virus, HIV can now be treated as a long-term condition. There is still a need to challenge stigmas and prejudice, not least those that prevent people’s timely access to HIV testing and treatment. Nurses across all fields of clinical, professional and educational practice can have a significant role to play in helping decrease further new infections, and promote healthier lives and well-being. This article explores how.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Person Living With HIV (PLWHIV), HIV infection and disease, AIDS Defining Illnesses (ADI), AIDS Indicator Condition, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), health promotion
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
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