African Journal of AIDS Research

ISSN: 1608-5906 (Print)
            1727-9445 (Online)
Publication frequency: 4 issues per year

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

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)


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.



Alan Whiteside, D Econ: Executive Director of Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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 (

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
NISC (Pty) Ltd
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PO Box 377
Grahamstown 6140
South Africa

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

Latest Issue

Volume 13, Issue 3, 2014

Research articles

Developing and implementing global gender policy to reduce HIV and AIDS in low- and middle -income countries: Policy makers’ perspectives
Author(s): Shannon OlinykUniversity of Michigan Columbus, USA, Andrew GibbsHealth Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa, Catherine CampbellInstitute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Pages: 197–204
HIV-serostatus disclosure in the context of free antiretroviral therapy and socio-economic dependency: experiences among women living with HIV in Tanzania
Author(s): Leah F BohleInstitute for Medical Microbiology, Germany, Hansjörg DilgerInstitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Germany, Uwe GroßInstitute for Medical Microbiology, Germany
Pages: 215–227
Tangible skill building and HIV youth prevention intervention in rural South Africa
Author(s): Jill Hanass-HancockHealth Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), South Africa
Pages: 229–235
Socio-economic and demographic factors related to HIV status in urban informal settlements in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Author(s): Liana SteenkampHIV&AIDS Research Unit, South Africa, Danie VenterUnit for Statistical Consultation, South Africa, Corinna WalshDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Pelisa DanaEastern Cape AIDS Council, South Africa
Pages: 271–279
Reasons for the low uptake of adult male circumcision for the prevention of HIV transmission in Swaziland
Author(s): Charles MaibviseUniversity of Swaziland, Swaziland, Thandisizwe R MavundlaUniversity of South Africa, South Africa
Pages: 281–289
Drivers for the effective management of HIV and AIDS in the South African construction industry — a Delphi study
Author(s): Nishani HarinarainSchool of Engineering, Property Development Programme, South Africa, Theo Conrad HauptSchool of Engineering, Property Development Programme, South Africa
Pages: 291–303
Reproductive behaviour among women on antiretroviral therapy in Botswana: mismatched pregnancy plans and contraceptive use
Author(s): Michelle M SchaanUniversity of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Myra TaylorUniversity of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Richard MarlinkHarvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, USA
Pages: 305–311


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