AIDS Research and Treatment

Intersection of HIV and Reproductive Health

Publishing date
02 Nov 2012
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

2Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

3Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

4Ibis Reproductive Health, USA

Intersection of HIV and Reproductive Health


The HIV epidemic is integrally linked to reproductive health. Both HIV and poor reproductive health share common root causes, including poverty, gender inequality, and social marginalization of the most vulnerable populations. Responses to both health issues should be closely linked and mutually reinforcing. Furthermore, as greater proportions of persons living with HIV receive life-saving treatment, new approaches are required to ensure long-term, high-quality health services that meet the HIV and reproductive health needs of patients.

Thus, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the intersection of HIV and reproductive health. We are particularly interested in articles describing innovative approaches to address the intersection as it impacts women and men living in low- and middle-income countries, including clinical trials, multisectoral structural interventions, health policy, sociobehavioral research, and multipurpose technologies to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy prevention. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The integration of HIV and reproductive health services
  • The prevention of reproductive tract disease, including cervical cancer and STIs among women living with HIV
  • Contraception and HIV including uptake among HIV-infected women, service delivery, and drug interactions, fertility choices, and safer conception in HIV-infected women
  • The expansion of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • The influence of stigma on risk of HIV and adverse reproductive health outcomes
  • Recent advances in women's empowerment associated with reduced risk of HIV and improved reproductive health
  • Gender-based violence and HIV acquisition and management
  • Policy and legislation affecting HIV and reproductive health and rights
  • Multipurpose technologies, that is, the ability to prevent HIV and pregnancy and/or STIs
  • The role of male partners in reproductive health, STI prevention, and program implementation
  • Key populations, HIV, and reproductive health, for example, sex workers, adolescents, and disabled
  • Community perspectives, involvement, implementation support, lessons learned, or best practices for reproductive health and HIV

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