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Special Issue "Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease Epidemiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 3396
Special Issue Editor
Interests: HIV/STI prevention; substance use; stigma; mental health; racism; homophobia
Special Issue Information
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is one of the most effective means of HIV prevention, with a reduction of approximately 99% in the sexual acquisition of HIV when taken as prescribed. PrEP has also shown significant promise in reducing HIV acquisition due to intravenous drug use. For these reasons, it has become a cornerstone of HIV prevention efforts in recent years. However, challenges persist in access, utilization, and adherence to PrEP. This is especially true for marginalized populations, who face many barriers to accessing and utilizing PrEP yet are also disproportionately affected by HIV. Comprehensive strategies to both provide PrEP access and promote uptake and adherence are critically important in not only reducing HIV disparities but addressing the HIV epidemic. Papers exploring PrEP use, adherence, and services are invited for this Special Issue. While all papers related to PrEP are welcome, we particularly encourage papers exploring PrEP use in understudied populations, injectable PrEP, methodological studies, community-based approaches to PrEP delivery and promotion, PrEP communications, and studies examining PrEP-related social and structural factors.
Dr. Rodman E. Turpin
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