Networking to build the HIVe: Innovative uses of communication technology for HIV programming with gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations

Call for papers:

Networking to build the HIVe: Innovative uses of communication technology for HIV programming with gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations

This special themed issue of the open-access international peer-reviewed journal Digital Culture & Education (DCE), will showcase the diverse ways gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender (TG) communities use the internet and communication technology (ICT) for HIV prevention, treatment, care and advocacy. These articles will be published in DCE to provide an open online resource for frontline and community-based workers to access social science prevention practices and community-based biomedical research that are normally inaccessible in academic journals that require a subscription.

The goal of this call for papers is to share community-based organisations’ effective practices in using ICT – i.e. mobile or electronic health applications, social media, chat rooms, mobile phones and other uses – in HIV-related services.

The aim is to provide a robust forum where community-based organisations can share their HIV prevention and care work globally and learn from one another. An additional aim is to launch the DCE special issue at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia next July.

This call is open to two groups of community-based partners. One group is USAID and amfAR community-based grantees who have used or are currently using ICT in HIV prevention, treatment, care, stigma and discrimination reduction, advocacy and/or other sectors. The second group is from the Technological Consultation, “Innovative uses of communication technology for HIV programming with men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations” held in Washington D.C. in May 2013. Hosted by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the event was co-sponsored by USAID/PEPFAR, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Both groups of community-based partners have an equal opportunity to participate in this call.

No prior academic writing experience is required. Targeted writing mentorship and editorial assistance and help (in English, French, and Spanish) will be provided by a team of committed academic researchers to support each community-based group to produce a high-quality publishable manuscript. The manuscript will showcase their interventions and build an evidence for future investment in community-led responses.

If your organisation is implementing, collaborating with or supporting gay men, other MSM and/or TG community-based groups to use ICT in HIV programs and services and are interested in participating, please send an email to editor@digitalcultureandeducation.com by August 15, 2013.

Editors:

Cameron Wolf, Sr. HIV/AIDS Advisor for Key Populations, USAID;

Kent Klindera, Director, GMT Initiative, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; &

Christopher S. Walsh, Editor Digital Culture & Education & Co-Founder The HIVe

Darrin Adams, Senior Technical Advisor, HIV, Futures Group


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