FeaturePsychosocial Profile and Lived Experience of HIV-infected Long-term Nonprogressors: A Mixed Method StudyCôté, José PhD, RN; Bourbonnais, Anne PhD, RN; Rouleau, Geneviève MSc, RN; Ramirez-Garcìa, Pilar PhD, RN; Couture, Mélanie PhD, MA; Massé, Brigitte PhD; Tremblay, Cécile MD, FRCPC Author Information José Côté, PhD, RN, is Holder of the Research Chair in Innovative Nursing Practices, Researcher at the Research Centre of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), and a Full Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Anne Bourbonnais, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Geneviève Rouleau, MSc, RN, is a Research Coordinator at the Research Chair in Innovative Nursing Practices, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Pilar Ramirez-Garcìa, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Mélanie Couture, PhD, MA, is a Researcher, Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS), Montréal, Québec, Canada. Brigitte Massé, PhD, is a Psychologist, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Cécile Tremblay, MD, FRCPC, is a Director of the Immunology Laboratory at the Quebec Public Health Laboratory, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, and Researcher at the CRCHUM, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: March 2015 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 164-175 doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2014.02.007 Buy Metrics Abstract The goal of this mixed method study was to describe the psychosocial profile of HIV-infected persons identified as long-term nonprogressors (LTNP), and their experiences of nonprogression. Data were collected from 24 participants with a mean age of 48 years and a mean duration of infection of 14 years. Results show rather moderate levels of anxiety and depression symptoms and a modest mean score of social support. Participants adapted by using acceptance, positive restructuring, and active coping strategies. Seven themes marked the experience: (a) reacting to announcement and dealing with diagnosis, (b) valuing interpersonal relations and well-being, (c) making changes in life, (d) coping with stress, (e) dealing with health care, (f) beliefs about reasons for nonprogression, and (g) living positively while dreading progression. The findings enrich a field of knowledge that has had little attention so far and shed light on the psychosocial profile of LTNP and their experiences of nonprogression. © 2015Elsevier, Inc.