Special Issue "HIV Prevention: Approaches Towards Elimination"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: HIV/AIDS cost-effectiveness; male circumcision and policy; neglected tropical diseases; visceral leishmaniasis; non-communicable diseases; health systems and policy
It is now going to the fourth decade since identification of the first case of HIV/AIDS. In that time about as many people have died of AIDS as are living today. Progress towards global goals set by the international community for 2020 to dramatically reduce new infections and deaths is slow, causing UNAIDS to ‘sound the alarm’ in the latest report of 2018. The 90–90–90 framework envisions that 90% of those living with HIV know their status, 90% of those diagnosed receive ART, and 90% of those receiving ART achieve viral suppression by 2020; the targets to 2030 are 95–95–95. According to the UNAIDS latest report, in sub-Saharan Africa, which carries two-thirds of the global burden, achievements of these targets in 2017 were, respectively, 81–66–52. Against a target of 200,000 new infections in 2030, 1.8 million people were newly infected in 2017. Infections are also rising in nearly 50 countries. Therefore, much urgent work in addressing barriers to prevent new infections is critically needed over the next decade.
This Special Issue will include research papers on HIV prevention covering behavioral, biomedical, and structural interventions including novel combination prevention approaches. The goal is to produce a collection of scientific research that contributes to solving the challenges for reaching elimination of HIV as a public health problem. Observational, modeling, and cost-effectiveness studies will be considered. High-quality narrative and systematic reviews as well as thoughtful policy evaluations will be also considered.
Assoc. Prof. Richard Wamai
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- HIV Prevention
- Combination prevention
- Male circumcision
- Treatment as prevention
- HIV Stigma
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Key populations
- Human rights