Special Issue "Health Promotion for Sexual Health and Prevention of HIV"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: health promotion and disease prevention; sexual health; HIV infection; community-based participatory research; key populations; behavior and social change
Interests: sexual health; HIV infection; key populations; community-based participatory research
Interests: HIV prevention; sexual health promotion; key populations; behavior and social change theories; systematic health promotion intervention; community-based participatory research
The past decades have seen great improvements in sexual health promotion and HIV prevention worldwide. However, to reverse the HIV epidemic, poor sexual health and its drivers must continually be tackled. Indeed, the major impacts of HIV infection demand a strong response from researchers, professionals, policy-makers and affected communities to address the problem and seek solutions to improve, in particular, the sexual health of vulnerable populations. Key vulnerable populations affected by HIV are those with a higher risk of exposure in combination with interpersonal, socio-political and cultural contexts. It is broadly acknowledged that HIV infection is influenced by multiple complex and interrelated factors. A better understanding of the demographic, socioeconomic and network factors as well as the cultural, structural and political contexts that influence sexual health risks is needed to effectively develop, implement and evaluate targeted and tailored sexual health promotion and HIV prevention interventions. For this special issue of the IJERPH, we invite submissions that examine the drivers of HIV infection and poor sexual health outcomes as well as provide evidence for successful health promotion and prevention strategies, including in high-vulnerability contexts. Manuscripts that present multidisciplinary qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research are welcomed as well as theoretical, implementation and evaluation studies.
Prof. Sónia Dias
Dr. Ana Gama
Dr. Christiana Nöstlinger
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- health promotion for sexual health
- HIV infection
- risk factors
- vulnerability contexts
- key populations
- prevention interventions