Call for Papers: Biobehavioral and Neurobehavioral Processes in the HIV–Mental Health Interaction
The overarching goal of this special issue is to advance understanding of biobehavioral and neurobehavioral processes linking mental health disorders and HIV, particularly among those receiving effective anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
Potential topics of the manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue include:
- Biobehavioral and neurobehavioral mechanisms (e.g., neuroinflammation, microbiome-gut-brain axis) that underlie greater risk of mental health disorders in PWH
- Biobehavioral and neurobehavioral pathways whereby exposure to stigma related to HIV, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual minority status, or intersectional identities could increase risk for mental health disorders in PWH
- Studies examining the relevance of medical comorbidities (e.g., cardiometabolic alterations) as important determinants of increased risk for mental health disorders in PWH
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration as part of this special issue, we encourage you to submit a preliminary abstract by June 15, 2021 at this link. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and be formatted for Psychosomatic Medicine. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a manuscript for full consideration as part of the special issue by June 30, 2021. Initial manuscript submissions will be due by August 15, 2021, and revised manuscripts will be due by December 15, 2021. For additional information about this Special Issue or other journal-related matters, please feel free to contact one of the Guest Editors or the journal's editorial office at [email protected]. Click here for more information about the special issue and the submission process.