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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sexual and Relationship Therapy: HIV, Sex, and Relationships
12/31/2014
Sexual and Relationship Therapy

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sexual and Relationship Therapy: HIV, Sex, and Relationships

Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2014

Editor: Keith J. Horvath

Addressing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in therapeutic and counseling context has dramatically changed, given advances in the understanding of HIV transmission, HIV treatment and prevention, and new technology. Professionals in sexual and relationship therapy rely on empirical support to guide best practices for addressing a broad array of issues related to HIV among their clients. This special issue looks to bring together current concepts to address HIV and associated factors in sexual and relationship therapy. Although the focus of the main analyses for empirical papers or reviews are not required to be specific to the therapeutic or counseling context, accepted manuscripts should discuss the implications for sexual and relationship counseling.

Keith J. Horvath invites empirical and review papers (maximum 7000 words), commentaries, clinical case reports, and opinion pieces on the subject of HIV and sexual and relationship therapy. Commentaries and opinion pieces will only be reviewed by the Editor, while papers will also be sent for external peer review.

The deadline for abstract submissions is December 31, 2014 and manuscripts are due by July 31, 2015.

Appropriate example topics include (but are not limited to):

■ Therapeutic and counseling approaches to address HIV among transmen and transwomen.

■ Addressing aging and HIV in a therapeutic context.

■ Racial and ethnic disparities in HIV services and prevention programs.

■ Predictors of condomless sex among groups most affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

■ Therapeutic and counseling approaches to address condomless sex among individuals and sero-similar and sero-dissimilar couples.

■ Counseling individuals and couples in biomedical prevention methods (e.g., Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, Treatment as Prevention).

■ Addressing stigma among sexual and racial/ethnic minority persons, and implications for HIV prevention and treatment therapy and counseling.

■ Therapeutic and counseling approaches to address condomless sex in the context of alcohol and drug use.

■ Addressing HIV criminalization in sexual and relationship therapy.

■ Counseling to address fertility and reproductive issues within sero-dissimilar partnerships.

■ Use of technology and telemedicine to provide HIV and sexually transmitted therapy and counseling.

■ Addressing HIV in family systems (e.g., addressing sexual risk among gender and sexual minorities coming out to family).

Submission Instructions

Informal inquiries and abstract submissions should be directed to: Dr. Keith J. Horvath (khorvath@umn.edu).

Final manuscripts to be submitted via the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts website and marked “for HIV special issue”.

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