African Journal of AIDS Research

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

Impact Factor: 1.22 (2018)
5-year Impact Factor: 1.193
 (2018)

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

Indexed on PUBMED/MEDLINE

Co-published with Taylor & FrancisClick 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: CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
e-mail:  ajar.editor@nisc.co.za

Editorial Assistant

Amrit Grewal, School of International Policy and Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Associate Editors

S Nathaniel Dlamini, PhD: Principal Survey Statistician, Statistics South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Rebecca K Fielding-Miller, MSPH, PhD: Research Fellow, Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of
California, San Diego, United States
Lesley Gittings, MPhil: Aids and Society Research Unit, Centre for Social Science Research, Cape Town, South Africa
Casey Golomski, PhD: Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and
Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, United States
Roger McLean, MSc: Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Sibusiso Mkwananzi, PhD: Demographer and Lecturer, Psychology Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South
Africa
Ann Neville Miller, PhD: Associate Professor, Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States
Celenkosini Thembelenkosini Nxumalo, MN: Nurse, Ndwedwe Health Centre, Verulum, South Africa, and PhD candidate, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Gemma Oberth, PhD: Research Fellow, Democracy in Africa Research Unit, Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape
Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Tim Quinlan, PhD: 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, UNSW 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
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
4 Speke Street
PO Box 377
Grahamstown 6140
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)46 622 9698
Fax: +27 (0)46 622 9550
e-mail: publishing@nisc.co.za

Latest Issue

Volume 18, Issue 4, 2019: A sustainable AIDS response: results in the era of shrinking donor funding

Editorial

Editorial – A sustainable AIDS response: results in the era of shrinking donor funding
Author(s): Steven ForsytheAvenir Health, Glastonbury CT, USA and The International AIDS Economics Network,, Iris SeminiJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS),
Pages: iii–iv

Article

Developing the Global Health Cost Consortium Unit Cost Study Repository for HIV and TB: methodology and lessons learned
Author(s): Willyanne DeCormier PloskyAvenir Health, USA, Lori A BollingerAvenir Health, USA, Lily AlexanderDepartment of Global Health, USA, Drew B CameronDepartment of Health Policy and Management, USA, Lauren N CarrollPhilip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, USA, Lucy CunnamaHealth Economics Unit, South Africa, Gabriela B GomezCentre for Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, Carol LevinDepartment of Global Health, USA, Elliot MarseilleHealth Strategies International, USA, Mohamed Mustafa DiabPhilip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, USA, Mariana SiapkaCentre for Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, Edina SinanovicHealth Economics Unit, South Africa, Anna VassallCentre for Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, James G KahnPhilip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, USA
Pages: 263–276
The state of costing research for HIV interventions in sub-Saharan Africa
Author(s): Drew B CameronHealth Policy and Management, USA, Mohamed Mustafa DiabInstitute for Health Policy Studies, USA, Lauren N CarrollInstitute for Health Policy Studies, USA, Lori A BollingerAvenir Health, USA, Willyanne DeCormier PloskyAvenir Health, USA, Carol LevinDepartment of Global Health, USA, Benjamin HerzelInstitute for Health Policy Studies, USA, Elliot MarseilleHealth Strategies International, USA, Lily AlexanderDepartment of Global Health, USA, Sergio Bautista-ArredondoDivision of Health Economics and Health Systems Innovations, Mexico, Carlos Pineda-AntunezDivision of Health Economics and Health Systems Innovations, Mexico, Diego Cerecero-GarcíaDivision of Health Economics and Health Systems Innovations, Mexico, Gabriela B GomezLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, William H DowHealth Policy and Management, USA, James G KahnInstitute for Health Policy Studies, USA
Pages: 277–288
A meta-analysis approach for estimating average unit costs for ART using pooled facility-level primary data from African countries
Author(s): Diego Cerecero-GarcíaNational Institute of Public Health, Mexico, Carlos Pineda-AntunezNational Institute of Public Health, Mexico, Lily AlexanderHIV AIDS TB Research Consortium CISIDAT, Mexico, Drew CameronHealth Policy, USA, Gisela Martinez-SilvaNational Institute of Public Health, Mexico, Carol Dayo ObureAfrican Development Bank Group, Tunis, Elliot MarseilleCenter for Global Surgical Studies, USA, Lung VuPopulation Council, USA, James G KahnInstitute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, USA, Anna VassallLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Gabriela GomezLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Lori BollingerAvenir Health, USA, Carol LevinDepartment of Global Health, USA, Sergio Bautista-ArredondoNational Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Pages: 297–305
HIV treatment support services in Tanzania: a cost and efficiency analysis at facility and community levels
Author(s): Steven ForsytheAvenir Health, United States of America, Bryant LeePalladium Group Inc., United States of America, Kuki TarimoPalladium Group Inc., United States of America, Boniface SilvanMinistry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Tanzania, Marianna BalampamaPalladium Group Inc., United States of America, Julie ChittyPalladium Group Inc., United States of America, Sara BowskyPalladium Group Inc., United States of America
Pages: 306–314
Which delivery model innovations can support sustainable HIV treatment?
Author(s): Caroline A BulstraErasmus Medical Centre, Department of Public Health, The Netherlands, Jan AC HontelezErasmus Medical Centre, Department of Public Health, The Netherlands, Osondu OgbuojiCenter for Policy Impact in Global Health, USA, Till BärnighausenInstitute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Pages: 315–323
The costs of home-based HIV testing and counselling in sub-Saharan Africa and its association with testing yield: a literature review
Author(s): Katharina HauckAbdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UK
Pages: 324–331
HIV testing preferences among pregnant women attending antenatal care and their male partners: a discrete choice experiment in Uganda
Author(s): Jeffrey E KorteDepartment of Public Health Sciences, USA, Michael StraussHealth Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division, South Africa, Aissatou BaDepartment of Public Health Sciences, USA, Esther BuregyeyaSchool of Public Health, Uganda, Joseph KB MatovuSchool of Public Health, Uganda, Rose KisaSchool of Public Health, Uganda, William MusokeMildmay Uganda, Uganda, Harriet ChemustoMildmay Uganda, Uganda, Caroline J Vrana-DiazDepartment of Public Health Sciences, USA, Angela M MalekDepartment of Public Health Sciences, USA, Rhoda K WanyenzeSchool of Public Health, Uganda, Gavin GeorgeHealth Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division, South Africa
Pages: 332–340
Meta-analysis of average costs of HIV testing and counselling and voluntary medical male circumcision across thirteen countries
Author(s): Carlos Pineda-AntunezCenter for Health Systems Research, Mexico, Gisela Martinez-SilvaCenter for Health Systems Research, Mexico, Diego Cerecero-GarciaCenter for Health Systems Research, Mexico, Lily AlexanderDepartment of Global Health, USA, Drew B CameronHealth Policy and Management, USA, Chris ChiwevuIndependent consultant,, Lalit DandonaPublic Health Foundation of India, Gurugram, National Capital Region, India, Carol Dayo ObureDepartment of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Steven ForsytheAvenir Health, USA, Van Thu NguyenFHI 360, Vietnam, Stella SettumbaThe Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia, Michel TchuencheAvenir Health, USA, Hoang Van MinhCenter for Population Health Sciences, Vietnam, James G KahnPhilip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, USA, Gabriela GomezDepartment of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Sedona SweeneyDepartment of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Anna VassallDepartment of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Lori BollingerAvenir Health, USA, Carol LevinDepartment of Global Health, USA, Sergio Bautista-ArredondoCenter for Health Systems Research, Mexico
Pages: 341–349
Smart cascades: using cost analysis to improve HIV care and treatment interventions to achieve global 95–95–95 goals
Author(s): Catherine Barker CantelmoHealth Policy Plus Project (HP+), USA, Bryant LeeHealth Policy Plus Project (HP+), USA, Arin DuttaHealth Policy Plus Project (HP+), USA
Pages: 350–359
Planning and sustaining HIV response in the countries of the “risky middle”
Author(s): Alan WhitesideGlobal Health Policy, School of International Policy and Governance, Canada, Robert GreenerAssociate, Oxford Policy Management, United Kingdom, Iris SeminiHealth Economics, Switzerland
Pages: 360–369
It’s politics, stupid! A political analysis of the HIV/AIDS Trust Fund in Uganda
Author(s): Charles BirungiInstitute for Global Health, University College London, United Kingdom, Timothy ColbournInstitute for Global Health, University College London, United Kingdom
Pages: 370–381

Short Communication

The future of HIV and AIDS – a persistent priority
Author(s): Alison ReiszadehBalsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
Pages: 382–383

Review Article

Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa
Author(s): Brittany EnnisDepartment of Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs,
Pages: 384–385

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Instructions for Authors 

African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR) publishes papers that make an original contribution to the understanding of the social dimensions of HIV and AIDS in African contexts. AJAR will publish research articles of 5 000 to 7 500 words and short communications of 2 000 words. Review papers will be considered only if they make an original conceptual or theoretical contribution to the field. Invited book reviews are also published.

Editorial policy: Submission of a manuscript implies that the material has not previously been published, nor is it being submitted elsewhere for publication. Contributions are accepted with the understanding that the authors have the authority for publication. Submission will be taken to imply transfer of copyright of the material to the publishers. NISC (Pty) Ltd. Contributions must conform to the principles outlined in Ethical Considerations in Research Publication available for download below.

Papers submitted to AJAR will be reviewed by two appropriately qualified and experienced referees to ensure that all articles accepted for publication are methodologically and conceptually sound and make an original contribution to the field. The journal adheres strictly to a double blind review process. The final decision to accept a manuscript rests with the Editor-in-Chief. Queries regarding manuscripts can be addressed to the Editorial Office at ajar.editor@nisc.co.za.

Submission: Manuscript submissions should be made online at the African Journal of AIDS Research ScholarOne Manuscripts site. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Manuscripts must adhere to the format criteria described below, and papers failing to do so will be returned to authors to be corrected before being reviewed. Authors can make use of a language editing service to ensure that the presentation of their work is of an appropriate standard for submission.

Manuscript presentation: Submitted manuscripts should contain the following sections, each in separate files:

Title page: The title (max. 20 words) should be a concise description of the article content. Author names must appear only on the title page. This page should also include each author’s names (full first name and surname), each author’s full institutional affiliation, the e-mail address of the designated corresponding author. Recommended, but not required, are short biographical notes for the authors (highest academic degree, work experience, research interests) and/or any acknowledgements.

Abstract: This should include the title of the paper and an abstract. The abstract is a concise statement of the scope of the work, the principal findings and the conclusions and should not exceed 250 words. It should not contain references. Below the abstract, up to eight additional keywords or phrases (which are not already given in the title) should be listed in alphabetical order. Short communications also require brief abstracts (max. 150 words).

Main text: All papers should include Introduction and Conclusions sections, but given the diverse range of papers that might be published in AJAR, we do not prescribe a standard format for the middle section.                                                                                                                                 Format – Manuscripts should be prepared in MSWord. The headings and text should be presented in 12-point Arial or Calibri font. The text should use 1.5 line spacing, with no extra line spacing, and should not include text columns, creative formatting or additional fonts. Headings should be sentence case and never numbered. There should be no more than three heading levels: (1) bold, (2) bold italics, (3) italics. Endnotes, not footnotes, may be used sparingly. Tables and figures (graphs, photographs or scanned images) should not be part of the text but prepared as separate files.                                                                                                                                                        

Editorial style – Manuscripts should be written in clear English (UK spelling). Consult the Oxford English Dictionary for spelling, capitalisation, hyphenation and abbreviation conventions. Consult a copy of the journal for general style conventions. Double quotation marks and regular font should be used to designate material quoted directly from other texts. Direct speech should be italicised. Use single quotation marks to signify a quote embedded within another quotation. Double quote marks and italic font should be used to denote informants’ quotes. The period (.) must be used as the decimal indicator, and ‘thousands’ should be designated by a space rather than a comma (Example: 1 500 000). Conventions on presenting mathematical and statistical data are outlined in Guidelines for the presentation of mathematical and statistical data available for download below.        

Referencing: Use APA 6 author–date style. Multiple citations in the text must be separated by semicolons and cited chronologically in the form (Habib, 1998, 2005; Bwanika & Davis, 2000; Ministry of Health, 2011). If there is more than one citation with the same publication year, these should be listed alphabetically. If previously published work is quoted directly, the citation must include the author, year of publication, and page number as in (Ajulu, 1999, p. 63). If more than five authors are cited in a reference, use only the name of the first author followed by ‘et al’. The reference list should be in alphabetical order by first author, and include all the authors of a given reference (do not use “et al.” in the list); likewise, use full journal titles. URLs may be cited only for references that are not available in print (such as a webpage) or ones that link to hard-to-find sources (e.g. municipal document), and these URLs must be up-to-date at the time of submission. Include DOIs for articles where possible.

Example reference list:    

Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Cockerham, W. C. (2000). The sociology of health behaviour and health lifestyles. In Bird C, Conrad P, & Fremont A. (Eds.), Handbook of Medical Sociology. (pp. 159–172). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Klopper, C., Stellenberg, E., & van der Merwe, A. (2014). Stigma and HIV disclosure in the Cape Metropolitan area, South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, 13(1), 37–43. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/ 16085906.2014.886606

Bicego, G., Nkambule, R., Peterson, I., Reed, J., Donnell, D., Ginindza, H., … Justman, J. (2013). Recent patterns in populationbased HIV prevalence in Swaziland. PLoS One, 8(10), e77101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0077101

World Health Organization. (2014, May). Swaziland: health profile. http://www.who.int/gho/countries/swz.pdf?ua=1 (accessed Jan 17, 2014).

Tables and Figures – Tables and figures should contain only information directly relevant to the content of the paper. Each table and figure must include a full, stand-alone caption, and each must be sequentially mentioned in the text. Highly stylised formatting should be avoided. Tables may use thin, horizontal lines but should not include cells with shading. Authors must ensure that their figures conform to the style of the journal. Pay particular attention to line thickness, font and figure proportions, taking into account the Journal’s printed page size. Costs of redrawing figures may be charged. Please refer to Figure Guidelines for Authors: format, style and technical considerations available for download below. For digital photographs or scanned images the resolution should be at least 300 dpi for colour or greyscale artwork and a minimum of 600 dpi for black line drawings. These can be saved (in order of preference) in PSD, JPEG, PDF or EPS format. Graphs, charts or maps can be saved in AI, PDF or EPS format. MS Office files (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) are also acceptable but DO NOT EMBED Excel graphs or Powerpoint slides in a MS Word document, rather send the original Excel or Powerpoint files. More detailed technical information is given in Figure Guidelines for Authors.

Open access: The African Journal of AIDS Research is a hybrid journal which allows authors the option of publishing their article Open Access for a set fee. Further details are given on the Open Access at NISC page.

Electronic reprints: Authors will be notified when their article is available for download from the journal website.

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