Special Issue on HIV and Vulnerable Populations

Submission Deadline: Aug. 25, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • HIV Services Department, Population Services International Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Guest Editor
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    • Sithokozile Maposa
      College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada
    • Florence Ndlovu
      Department of Health Sciences, Zimbabwe Open University, Harare, Zimbabwe
    • Mpho Dube
      College of Nursing and Midwifery, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    • Violet Kestha Chikanya
      Department of Health Sciences, Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe
    • Ntombi Muchuchuti
      Regional Emigrant Support Agency, Harare, Zimbabwe
    • Julia Mutambara
      College of Medicine, Midlanda State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
  • Introduction

    Globally, females account for half the people living with HIV. Adolescent girls and young women (10-24years) are twice as likely to acquire HIV compared to their male counterparts. Because of vulnerabilities created by unequal cultural, gender inequalities, social and economic status HIV disproportionately affects adolescent girls and young women.
    Unaccommodating attitudes towards key population groups (sex workers, men who have sex with other men) can reduce their ability to access sexual health and HIV care services. In sub Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women make up to 10% of the population but one out of the five new HIV infections occurs among them. Globally men who have sex with other men are 27 times more likely to acquire HIV than other groups. Even in countries where same sex activity is legal, other laws discriminate against the LGBTQ people. Stigma and discrimination restrict people from accessing HIV services leading to risk behavior-a key driver to transmission.
    There is also evidence that people with disabilities are at higher risk of HIV as compared to those not disabled. Tackling HIV among people with disabilities needs a rights-based approach so as to tackle the barriers holistically.
    Given the paucity of literature on HIV and vulnerable groups in Third World countries, this special issue focuses on how HIV has impacted on them. Contributions in the form of research articles, case studies, reviews, manuscripts, views and opinions and poster presentations are considered for publications. This will be of interest to nurses, medical practitioners, clinical educators, nurses, care givers, human rights activists, lawyers and other health policy makers.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Adolescent girls and young women
    2. Men who have sex with other men (MSM)
    3. Orphans
    4. Sex workers
    5. People with disabilities
    6. Maternal and child health
    7. Gender inequalities

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.nursingscience.net/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.