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Social, Structural and Behavioral Interventions 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 "Disease Prevention".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Greg Rebchook
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Guest Editor
Division of Prevention Science, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
Interests: implementation science; MSM; community-based organizations; social media; training; technical assistance; capacity building assistance; implementation/replication manuals; HIV; interdisciplinary research collaboration; community-level interventions
Prof. Dr. Susan Kegeles
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Guest Editor
Division of Prevention Science, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
Interests: HIV prevention; ethnic/racial disparities; men who have sex with men; gay men; transgender women; implementation science; racial/ethnic minorities; sexual minorities; sexual risk behavior; engagement in HIV care; adherence to medications; youth; community level interventions; combination prevention; community-based organizations; capacity building for community based organizations; intervention development; social marketing; social media; community mobilization; African American faith-based organizations; mentoring
Dr. Sophia Zamudio-Haas
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Guest Editor
Division of Prevention Science, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
Interests: transgender health; global health; intervention development; adaptation and evaluation; qualitative methods; gender and sexual minority health; quality improvement; healthy equity; health disparities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Evidence-based and -informed social, structural, and behavioral interventions have great potential to further reduce HIV transmission and synergistically improve the acceptability, adoption, persistence, feasibility, appropriateness, penetration, and fidelity of biomedical interventions such as PrEP, PEP, and Treatment as Prevention (TasP). Biobehavioral interventions that combine social and medical prevention approaches have a critical role in ending the HIV epidemic. The scaling up of these tools has not produced sufficient declines in HIV incidence to reach global prevention targets, in part due to social, behavioral, implementation, and structural barriers that prevent available services from reaching populations who could benefit from them. More work is needed to improve health equity and to ensure that these tools effectively reach the key populations most impacted by HIV, including gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM); people of transgender experience; people involved in the sex trade; people who inject drugs; and people living with HIV. Racism, sexism, transphobia, lack of economic opportunities, and other social injustices continue to present barriers to ending the HIV epidemic. Papers addressing these topics, from a range of country and regional contexts globally, are invited for this Special Issue and may include quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods original research on intervention development, adaptation, implementation, evaluation, and/or outcomes.

Prof. Dr. Greg Rebchook
Prof. Dr. Susan Kegeles
Dr. Sophia Zamudio-Haas
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • HIV prevention interventions
  • implementation science
  • sexual and gender minorities
  • feasibility studies
  • homosexuality
  • male
  • transgender persons
  • sex work
  • substance use
  • intravenous

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