Special Issue "HIV/AIDS: Social Perspectives"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)
Prof. Dr. Janet Seeley
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine London WC1E 7HT, UK
Interests: social aspects of health (with a particular focus on HIV), poverty, inequality, migration and mobility and the study of diversity
In recent years the success of antiretroviral therapy through which many people living with HIV have maintained or regained their health, and/or continued to work and support their families with the expectation of living into their old age, have prompted some to herald the “end of AIDS”. Yet, while access to treatment may indeed aid prevention efforts while saving the lives of those infected, public health challenges remain. Co-infection with tuberculosis poses serious health risks for people living with HIV while co-morbidities with diabetes and hypertension, for example, may seriously affect the quality of life of HIV-positive people as they age.
Yet, young and older people are still becoming infected with the virus. A woman, for example, may become infected as the result of sex that was an isolated violent incident or part of collective violence, or she may become infected in the context of a caring relationship. The consequences of that infection will vary according to context. Support may be lacking, stigma and prejudice may cause delays in seeking treatment or sustaining a disciplined treatment regime may prove challenging because of relationships, work and location. The environments in which people manage HIV infection and access to treatment and care over time vary enormously within countries and across regions.
This Special Issue is open to papers which examine the public health challenges posed by environments (both physical and social) where the risk of HIV infection is high and/or access to treatment and care may be difficult because of location or scarce resources.
Prof. Dr. Janet Seeley
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- HIV and AIDS
- public health
- risk factors
- barriers to treatment