Journal of Pregnancy

HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Pregnancy


Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

Lead Editor

1Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Unit, Division of Clinical Sciences, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos 2013, Nigeria

2Division of Global and International Health, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, 20502 Malmo, Sweden

3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, P. O. Box 7072 , Kampala, Uganda


HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Pregnancy

Description

Every year, approximately half a million women die during pregnancy, delivery, or the puerperium especially in low and middle income countries. Maternal mortality rates due to infectious diseases in majority of these countries now supersede mortality from obstetric causes. Infections and infestations are cruelly potent causes of morbidity and mortality in pregnant women, especially when combined with the poverty in which much of the low and middle income countries live. In the absence of good nutrition, sanitation, and health care, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria mean certain end to millions of pregnant women and their offspring who would survive and flourish elsewhere.

Screening for these killer infections within prenatal healthcare programs is essential at this stage to prevent and treat causes of maternal mortality. The combination of proven effective interventions that avert the greatest number of maternal deaths should be prioritized and expanded to cover the greatest number of women at risk. Though research and experience have clearly shown what needs to be done, what works and what does not, the effectiveness of these interventions in the presence of Malaria, HIV, and the reinsurgence of TB as a result of HIV will need to be determined.

We are interested in receiving original research articles and systematic reviews on all aspects of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria infections in pregnancy, ranging from articles on basic sciences, immunology, epidemiology, emerging clinical challenges, trials of interventions, and case series. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in managing of HIV, TB, and Malaria in pregnancy
  • Treatment outcomes in Malaria, TB, and HIV coinfection in pregnancy
  • Recent advance in strategies for the reduction of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection
  • Effect of comorbidities of ATM on pregnancy outcome
  • Latest technologies for clinical evaluation and measuring outcomes
  • New strategies including low-cost tools to manage these conditions in pregnancy
  • Role of services integration and tasking shifting in improving access to treatment, care, and support

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 140826
  • - Editorial

HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Pregnancy

Oliver Ezechi | Karen Odberg Petterson | Josaphat Byamugisha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 851810
  • - Research Article

Pattern and Determinants of Antiretroviral Drug Adherence among Nigerian Pregnant Women

S. O. Ekama | E. C. Herbertson | ... | O. C. Ezechi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 379271
  • - Review Article

Tuberculosis in Pregnancy: A Review

Olabisi M. Loto | Ibraheem Awowole
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 508657
  • - Research Article

The Impact of HIV on Maternal Morbidity in the Pre-HAART Era in Uganda

Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha | Richard T. Mayon-White | ... | Lucy M. Carpenter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 565049
  • - Review Article

A Model of Tuberculosis Screening for Pregnant Women in Resource-Limited Settings Using Xpert MTB/RIF

Eleanor R. Turnbull | Nzali G. Kancheya | ... | Stewart E. Reid
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 958262
  • - Review Article

Understanding Methods for Estimating HIV-Associated Maternal Mortality

James E. Rosen | Isabelle de Zoysa | ... | Quarraisha Abdool-Karim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 841979
  • - Research Article

Risk Factors Associated with False Positive HIV Test Results in a Low-Risk Urban Obstetric Population

Tamara T. Chao | Jeanne S. Sheffield | ... | Scott W. Roberts
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