FeatureThe Impact of Mental Wellness on HIV Self-ManagementWebel, Allison R. RN, PhD*; Sattar, Abdus PhD; Schreiner, Nate RN, MBA; Kinley, Bruce RN, MN; Moore, Shirley M. RN, PhD, FAAN; Salata, Robert A. MD Author Information Allison R. Webel, RN, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Abdus Sattar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Nate Schreiner, RN, MBA, is a Doctoral Student, Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Bruce Kinley, RN, MN, is a Research Nurse, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Shirley M. Moore RN, PhD, FAAN, is the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing, Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Robert A. Salata, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Chair, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (*Correspondence to:[email protected]). Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: July 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 468-475 doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2016.03.002 Buy Metrics Abstract As people living with HIV age, they face increasing self-management work related to HIV infection plus the prevention and mitigation of multiple chronic health conditions, including daily health practices (i.e., physical activity, nutrition), engaging in a supportive community, and accepting the chronicity of HIV. Our purpose was to describe the relationship between HIV self-management practices and mental wellness (depressive symptoms, perceived stress). Ninety-three adult people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy were enrolled and completed a survey. We used descriptive statistics to summarize variables, and Spearman rank correlation and quantile regression to study associations between variables. Participants’ average age was 48.6 years, 56% were male, and 87% were African American. Daily self-management practices were associated with depressive symptoms (r = −0.19; p ≤ .01) and perceived stress (r = −0.14; p = .06); engaging with a supportive community and accepting the chronicity of HIV were not associated with mental wellness (all p > .05). © 2016Elsevier, Inc.