Call for papers: Children born into families affected by HIV

The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS is sponsoring a special issue of AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society, on the theme of Children Born into Families Affected by HIV for release at the 20th International AIDS Conference from 25 July 2014 in Melbourne.

SPECIAL ISSUE: Children Born into Families Affected by HIV

The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS ( brings together funders and technical experts to advocate for the best policy, research and programs for children. The Coalition hosts an International AIDS Society (IAS) affiliated symposium on children two days prior to the biennial international conference of the society. In collaboration with the IAS, the Coalition also sponsors a Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS which is awarded at the conference. Since 2010, the Coalition has produced a special issue of a journal on issues affecting children and families which is launched at a high -profile event at the IAS Conference (see and

This is the first Call for Papers on the topic of Children Born into Families Affected by HIV
Included in this theme are topics such as:
  • Fertility decisions by HIV- affected couples (including family planning and safe conception)
  • Effects of HIV and antiretroviral drug exposure on foetal development, birth outcomes (including stillbirth, prematurity, low birth weight), and early growth and development
  • Testing of young children and treatment in the context of the family
  • Disclosure of HIV status (of parents or themselves) to young children
  • Parental HIV illness and its impact on young children’s development
  • Mental health of young children in families affected by HIV
  • Interventions and models of care to support young children and families affected by HIV
Papers from all regions of the world are encouraged, as are multi-disciplinary perspectives and papers dealing with neglected populations.
Papers must conform to all submission requirements of AIDS, which are to be found on the website at Papers will be subjected to the standard review procedures of the journal.
The final date for submission is the 20th December 2013.
Enquiries about the Special Issue: Children Born into Families Affected by HIV can be directed to Linda Richter ( or Lynne Mofenson (


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Published May 1, 2013 03:20 PM – Last modified May 1, 2013 04:25 PM

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