Special Issue "HIV/AIDS: Transmission, Prevention and Treatment"
A special issue of Infectious Disease Reports (ISSN 2036-7449). This special issue belongs to the section "Viral Infections".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 15665
Special Issue Editor
Interests: immunology; antimicrobials; HIV; antimicrobial stewardship; public health
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Special Issue Information
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus which attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. It is spread by contact with certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, most commonly during unprotected sex, or through sharing injection drug equipment. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV is spread primarily through unprotected sex (including anal and oral sex), contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding. Some bodily fluids, such as saliva, sweat and tears, do not transmit the virus.
In 2020, about 37 million people worldwide were living with HIV and 680,000 deaths had occurred in that year. HIV/AIDS has had a large impact on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination.
This Special Issue of Infectious Disease Reports is designed to enable the rapid publication and dissemination of innovative research with the aim of advancing scientific knowledge and highlighting future perspectives on the transmission, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Nunnari
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- HIV prevention and control
- HIV treatment