BioMed Research International

Dynamics of the HIV Epidemic in MSM


Publishing date
07 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Oct 2013

Lead Editor

1HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration, the District of Columbia Department of Health, Washington, DC 20002, USA

2Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

3Department of International Health, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA


Dynamics of the HIV Epidemic in MSM

Description

HIV/AIDS has disproportionately impacted men who have sex with men (MSM) in high income countries since the beginning of the epidemic. Among all vulnerable HIV populations, MSM account for the preponderance of prevalent AIDS cases in Western Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In contrast, in many low and middle income countries HIV epidemics were mainly driven by heterosexual sex, injection drug use, and/or contaminated blood collection and transfusion, with MSM comprising a small share of all HIV cases. However, recent data shows rapid increases in the HIV epidemic among MSM in Asia, Africa, South America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will improve our understanding of the dynamics of HIV epidemic among MSM in countries of all incomes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Measuring and modeling the dynamics of the HIV epidemic and transmission patterns
  • Characterizing factors such as the social networks and known behavioral factors that are driving the dynamics of the epidemic in this population
  • Epidemiology of comorbidities and sexually transmitted infections/viral hepatitis coinfected with HIV
  • Biological and social/structural factors for infectivity, progression, and transmission of HIV
  • Measuring and modeling the impact of initiatives that reduce infectiousness of HIV treatment-as-prevention and preexposure prophylaxis
  • Molecular epidemiology of HIV in MSM

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/epidemiology/dmsm/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 497543
  • - Editorial

Dynamics of the HIV Epidemic in MSM

Yujiang Jia | Muktar H. Aliyu | Z. Jennifer Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 620431
  • - Review Article

Prevalence of HIV and Syphilis Infection among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: A Meta-Analysis

Yunhua Zhou | Dongliang Li | ... | Ge Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 607261
  • - Review Article

HIV Prevalence Trends, Risky Behaviours, and Governmental and Community Responses to the Epidemic among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Eric P. F. Chow | Joseph T. F. Lau | ... | Lei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 498987
  • - Research Article

Risk Factors for HIV/Syphilis Infection and Male Circumcision Practices and Preferences among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Yali Zeng | Linglin Zhang | ... | Yanqing Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 232451
  • - Research Article

HIV Risk Perception among HIV Negative or Status-Unknown Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Wensheng Fan | Lu Yin | ... | Zheng Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 365261
  • - Research Article

Nitrite Inhalants Use and HIV Infection among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Dongliang Li | Xueying Yang | ... | Yifei Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 143738
  • - Research Article

Alcohol Use, Stigmatizing/Discriminatory Attitudes, and HIV High-Risk Sexual Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Meizhen Liao | Dianmin Kang | ... | Yujiang Jia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 174870
  • - Research Article

HIV Prevention Services and Testing Utilization Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men at Elevated Risk for HIV in Chongqing, China

Dayong Huang | Yifei Hu | ... | Jiangping Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 602719
  • - Research Article

The Dynamic Trends of HIV Prevalence, Risks, and Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Chongqing, China

Gang Zeng | Liangui Feng | ... | Fan Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 414381
  • - Research Article

Alcohol Use among Chinese Men Who Have Sex with Men: An Epidemiological Survey and Meta-Analysis

Yu Liu | Han-Zhu Qian | ... | Sten H. Vermund
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