Special Issue on Striving and Thriving: Promising Practices for HIV/AIDS Care, Prevention and Education

Submission Deadline: Apr. 10, 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
    • Samson Chama
      Department of Social Work,Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, USA
  • Guest Editor
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    • Raphael Mutepa
      Department of Social Work, Dunbar, West Virginia, USA
    • Christopher Cha Cha
      "Department of Social Work,Alabama A & M University, ", Huntsville, USA
    • Jitendra Kapoor
      Department of Social Work,Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, USA
    • David Wick
      Department of International Educational Management,Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, USA
  • Introduction

    Today HIV and AIDS is a challenge that has affected a lot of individuals and communities in different parts of the world. A lot of effort has been executed in ensuring that this scourge is reversed and that people affected are accorded decent lives. Consequently, many interventions and strategies have been developed and implemented with a view to reducing the effects of HIV/AIDS. Some of the interventions have promising results and others have failed to live up to their expectations. Thus the problems of people affected by HIV and AIDS is troubling and continues to require ongoing attention. A number of socio-economic factors have been implicated for the current impacts of HIV/AIDS. Unless these are addressed effectively there might be a growing number of HIV affected people who will continue to daily face a plethora of socio-economic and psychosocial challenges because of being associated with HIV/AIDS. At the same time there seems to be an absence of solid socio-political and economic will at various levels of governance to support this burgeoning problem. It is critical to discover new and pragmatic ways of addressing the challenges of people who are HIV impacted. Coupled with this should be deliberate attention that needs to be paid to troubling factors which include psychosocial and emotional challenges, stigma, and depression all of which worsen the welfare and lives of communities and individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. These factors are dangerous as they can exert a negative impact on the overall well-being of impacted communities and individuals. In light of this important implications for policy development, programming, and practice are needed. This may involve paying attention to promising efforts and interventions that could create more awareness around the challenges of HIVAIDS. These solutions may also create opportunities for designing tailor made programs that target specific needs of HIV affected people and communities. This special journal focuses on those promising approaches, interventions and practices.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Striving
    2. Thriving
    3. Promising Practices
    4. HIV/AIDS Care
    5. Prevention
    6. Education

  • 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.hpebs.org/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.