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Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section [BSCH]

Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS [BSCH] Study Section reviews studies of behavioral and psychosocial aspects of HIV infection, the effectiveness of interventions, the consequences of infection, and the effects of HIV infection and AIDS on the individual, family, and community. In addition, it reviews health services and other social science research of psychosocial factors of HIV disease.

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Topics

  • Behavioral and social aspects of medication adherence, recruitment and retention.
  • Qualitative and quantitative assessment of behavioral and social factors associated with HIV infection and disease progression.  
  • Effects of HIV infection and AIDS on behavioral, cognitive, and social functioning; depression and other psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse; quality of life; educational products and programs.
  • Effectiveness of intervention strategies to reduce HIV risk behaviors; interventions to prevent social stigmatization of children and adults; caregiving and family-based studies.
  • Health services, including caregiving, access, utilization, linkage, cost effectiveness, and economics.
  • HIV interventions in international settings.

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