African Journal of AIDS Research

ISSN: 1608-5906
EISSN: 1727-9445
Publication frequency: 4 issues per year

Impact Factor: 0.608 (2013)
5-year Impact Factor: 0.671
(2013)

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

NOW indexed on PUBMED/MEDLINE

Co-published with RoutledgePublication of AJAR is supported by HEARDClick here for Open Access options on this journal

Aims & Scope

African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR) is a peer-reviewed research journal publishing papers that make an original contribution to the understanding of social dimensions of HIV/AIDS in African contexts. AJAR includes articles from, amongst others, the disciplines of sociology, demography, epidemiology, social geography, economics, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, health communication, media, cultural studies, public health, education, nursing science and social work. Papers relating to impact, care, prevention and social planning, as well as articles covering social theory and the history and politics of HIV/AIDS, will be considered for publication.

Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Alan Whiteside, D Econ: Executive Director of Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
e-mail:  ajar.editor@nisc.co.za

Associate Editors

Gavin George, PhD: Senior Researcher, Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Kaymarlin Govender, PhD: Research Director, Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Tim KC Quinlan, PhD: Research Associate, Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts presented in accordance with instructions to authors should be submitted online at the African Journal of AIDS Research ScholarOne Manuscripts site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/raar).

Editorial Board

Peter Aggleton, PhD: Professor of Education and Health, Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sohail Agha, PhD: Research Associate Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, USA
Augustine Ankomah, PhD: Senior Technical Advisor, Population Services International, The Society for Family Health, Abuja, Nigeria
John Bennett, MD: Formerly Professor of Community Health, Makere University (Uganda), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and University of Nairobi (Kenya)
Catherine Campbell, PhD: Professor in Social Psychology, London School of Economics, UK
Mary Crewe, MA: Director, Centre for the Study of AIDS, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Marguerite Daniel, PhD: Guest Researcher, Research Centre for Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Norway
Kim Dickson, MSc, MBChB, DFFP: Medical Officer, HTM/HIV Prevention in the Health Sector, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Rachel Jewkes, MBBS, MD: Director, Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa; Honorary Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Honorary Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Sam Kalibala, MD: Regional Representative of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in East and Southern Africa (IAVI), Nairobi, Kenya
Mubiana Macwan'gi, PhD: Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Zambia, Lusaka
Charles Nzioka, PhD: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi, Kenya; Programme Specialist in charge of Research on HIV/AIDS and Education, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), Paris, France
Linda Richter, PhD: Executive Director of Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa
David Serwadda, MBChB, MMedSc, MSc, MPH: Associate Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Makerere University Institute of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
Brian Williams, PhD: Epidemiologist, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
David Wilson, PhD: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, World Bank, Washington DC, USA

Publishing Manager

Contact regarding all aspects relating to the production of the journal, including scheduling and copyright issues:

Mike Schramm
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4 Speke Street
PO Box 377
Grahamstown 6140
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)46 622 9698
Fax: +27 (0)46 622 9550
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Latest Issue

Volume 13, Issue 2, 2014: Contextualising structural factors in HIV prevention

EDITORIAL

Addressing structural factors in HIV prevention and treatment
Author(s): Kaymarlin GovenderHealth Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, College of Law and Management Sciences,, Janet SeeleyMedical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda, Charlotte WattsDepartment of Global Health and Development, UK
Pages: iii–v

Original Articles

The end of AIDS: Possibility or pipe dream? A tale of transitions
Author(s): Alan WhitesideBasillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, Michael StraussHealth Economics and HIV/AIDs Research Division (HEARD), South Africa
Pages: 101–108
The economics, financing and implementation of HIV treatment as prevention: What will it take to get there?
Author(s): David WilsonThe World Bank Group, USA, Jessica TaaffeThe World Bank Group, USA, Nicole Fraser-HurtThe World Bank Group, USA, Marelize GorgensThe World Bank Group, USA
Pages: 109–119
Experiences and conceptualizations of sexual debut from the narratives of South African men and women in the context of HIV/AIDS
Author(s): Erin SternUniversity of Cape Town, Women's Health Research Unit, South Africa, Diane CooperUniversity of Cape Town, Women's Health Research Unit, South Africa
Pages: 121–131
Love, lust and the emotional context of multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships among young Swazi adults
Author(s): Allison RuarkDepartment of International Health, USA, Lunga DlaminiDepartment of International Health, USA, Nonhlanhla MazibukoDepartment of International Health, USA, Edward C GreenDepartment of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, USA, Caitlin KennedyDepartment of International Health, USA, Amy NunnDivision of Infectious Diseases, USA, Timothy FlaniganDivision of Infectious Diseases, USA, Pamela J SurkanDepartment of International Health, USA
Pages: 133–143
Alcohol consumption and high risk sexual behaviour among female sex workers in Uganda
Author(s): Martin MbonyeMedical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,, Rwamahe RutakumwaMedical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,, Helen WeissLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Janet SeeleyMedical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,
Pages: 145–151
The promise and limitations of cash transfer programs for HIV prevention
Author(s): John FienoRegional HIV/AIDS Program, US Agency for International Development, South Africa, Suzanne Leclerc-MadlalaOffice of HIV/AIDS, US Agency for International Development, USA
Pages: 153–160
Jobs, food, taxis and journals: Complexities of implementing Stepping Stones and Creating Futures in urban informal settlements in South Africa
Author(s): Andrew GibbsHealth Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa, Rachel JewkesGender and Health Unit, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa, Nompumelelo MbathaProject Empower, Room E304 Diakonia Conference Centre, South Africa, Laura WashingtonProject Empower, Room E304 Diakonia Conference Centre, South Africa, Samantha WillanHealth Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa
Pages: 161–167
Barriers and facilitators to the uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among adolescent boys in KwaZulu–Natal, South Africa
Author(s): Gavin GeorgeHealth Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa, Michael StraussHealth Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa, Petronella ChirawuHealth Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa, Bruce RhodesSchool of Accounting, Economics and Finance, South Africa, Janet FrohlichCentre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), South Africa, Carl MontagueCentre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), South Africa, Kaymarlin GovenderHealth Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa
Pages: 179–187
‘Children will always be children’: Exploring perceptions and experiences of HIV-positive children who may not take their treatment and why they may not tell
Author(s): Rachel KawumaMedical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda, Sarah BernaysLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, Godfrey SiuMedical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda, Tim RhodesLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, Janet SeeleyMedical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda
Pages: 189–195

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