Posted: February 1st, 2023
This platform provides a platform venue for the exchange of information, data, and exchange of scientific knowledge that aim at understanding the essential factors relating to the spread, prevention, consequence, response and more particularly the social stigmas and impacts that are associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and as well as Acquired Immuno â€“ Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The journal is published every two months and focuses on addressing A to Z areas of behavioral research done so far or that is currently being carried out in the field. These areas mainly include research in areas such as contextual, individual, social, economic, etc. The basic aim is to spread more awareness, reduce disease related taboos, and also spread knowledge about prevention and cure. In the upcoming sections of this article we shall be discussing about the editor in chief of the journal, two latest trends in the field, and as well as the facts related to AIDS in the US.’
Seth Kalichman is credited to be the current editor in chief of the renowned AIDS and Behavior journal and is also a clinical community psychologist by profession. He teaches and guides research fellows at the University of Connecticut in the department of prevention and care for HIV/AIDS, exclusively meant for conducting research in the field and further advancing the arena. His notable works primarily include â€œDenying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy.â€ He is essentially renowned in the field of behavioral sciences for developing the Sexual Compulsivity Scale (SCS). Seth has spent a majority of his years as a professional muscling in on various groups of denialists. As per him being in denial was and is often used as a coping strategy, the followers of which are generally rebels against the government and the establishment. Such people are more susceptible to cognitive distortions and often show symptoms of paranoid personality disorder (PPD).
The Psychosocial Effects of the COVID- 19 Pandemic on Youth Living with HIV in Western Kenya- The study focused on assessing the various psychological and social impacts of the ongoing pandemic and the current mannerisms of telephonic or online counseling. The results showed that a majority of the people could no longer visit their counselor and were confined within the four walls of their home. 9% showed symptoms of mild depression and 1% showed signs of moderate to severe depression.
Intimate Partner Violence, HIV Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Acceptability, and Attitudes About Use: Perspectives of Women Seeking Care at a Family Planning Clinic- The study presents an in-depth knowledge about the opportunities pertaining to the provision of women safety, particularly the one is at a higher risk of being affected by the HIV/AIDS disease. Results showed that as much as 70% of the women were convinced to use the PrEP and nearly 1% recently faced IPV.
More than one million people in the United States of America are affected by HIV with one in every seven persons being unaware of their status
African Americans are worse affected
Stigma remains a huge reason to preventing the testing and related psychological effects caused by the taboos relating to HIV and AIDS.
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