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Special Issue Title:

Socio-political context of HIV response and suicide prevention among disadvantaged men: challenge for promoting public health

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2022

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Special Issue Editor

  • Guest Editor

    Bishwajit GhoseE-MailWebsite

    PhD, School of Nursing, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

    Interests: Depression, Mental Health and Society, Pain, Social and Cultural Psychiatry, Youth and Maternal Health, Gender and Health

  • Guest Editor

    Josephine EtowaE-MailWebsite

    PhD, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

    Interests: Mother to Child HIV Transmission, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Cultural Competence, Immigrant Health, AIDS / HIV

Special Issue Information

Globally, the risk of HIV infection is disproportionately higher among men, especially among racialised men and gender and sexual minority (GSM) people. This has been attributed to a number of cross-cutting factors related to the social determinants of health e.g. systemic discrimination, material deprivation, environmental factors, unemployment/occupational stress. In addition to the direct impacts on physical health, HIV/AIDS is associated with a wide range of psychosocial challenges that can exacerbate the health outcomes and treatment efficacy. Men living with HIV/AIDS are also at higher risk of experiencing psychological problems including self-harm behaviour such as suicidal ideation and attempt. Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the situation of HIV is becoming further compounded due to increased competition for healthcare resources at individual, community and national levels. The situation is extremely challenging and requires quality research data to make evidence-based policy and decision making.


With that in mind, we are launching this special issue tentatively titled “sociopolitical contexts of HIV response and suicide prevention among men”. The special issue welcomes both original and review articles investigating the sociodemographic and structural risk factors for HIV transmission and self-harm behaviour. Submissions that focus on establishing a link between HIV and suicide and other self-harm behaviour are particularly welcome.


HIV/AIDS response, gender and sexual minority (GSM), ACB men, psychological problems, suicide prevention, self-harm behaviour, social determinants of health

Manuscript Submission Information

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by experts in the field. Rapid peer review and prompt editorial decisions will ensure that quality manuscripts are published on time. The manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). If similar work has been published or submitted elsewhere, you must provide a copy of the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at the Journal of Men's Health. All manuscripts undergo thorough double-blind peer-review. To check the suitability of the special issue for publishing your manuscript, please read the journal's aims and scope and read or download the guide for authors. You may also send a brief abstract of your work (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office at A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Men's Health are assessed according to the journal standard editorial criteria. If accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge of 1250 USD applies.

Type of Articles: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Systematic Review, Short Communication, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Commentary, Rapid Report, Meeting Report, News and Views

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