Special Issue "Women Living with HIV"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1434
Interests: minority health; HIV/AIDS; psycho-educational interventions; equitable technology-enhanced approaches; well-being; resilience; spirituality
The HIV epidemic continues to affect women, as women account for the 54% of the 36,000,000 adults who live with HIV, globally (www.WHO.int). Although a smaller proportion (46%) of new infections worldwide are among women, in 2019, only 1.1M received anti-retroviral medications to prevent maternal-to-child transmission of the virus, for the 1.3M pregnant women diagnosed with HIV—leaving themselves and their children at risk for a lifetime of health complications. Even in high income countries, such as the US, disproportionate, health-related outcomes for racial/ethnic minority women continue today in terms of new HIV infections and sexually transmitted infections—due to poverty and stigma (WomensHealth.gov), geographic inequities, racial discrimination, and medical mistrust (Randolph et al., 2020). Furthermore, women with HIV face additional risks of gynecological abnormalities, cervical cancer, heart disease, and aging-related issues (HIV.gov).
We will focus the conversation of this Special Issue around recent findings that paint a holistic picture of what is known about women with HIV in the world. The environments and frameworks that encompass multi-level approaches to understanding the unique challenges and vulnerabilities faced by all women will be included. There will be a special focus on racial/ethnic minority women, and migrant and refugee women. Strength-based approaches that consider not just risk, but protective factors are encouraged. The full life spectrum, from HIV acquisition to aging with HIV, including adolescents, emerging adults, and older adults, will frame this topic. Protocols, reviews, preliminary findings, and null findings are welcomed.
Dr. Lunthita M. Duthely
Dr. Patricia P. Jeudin
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- minority health