The Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine is focused on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and related topics relevant to clinical and public health practice. The purpose of the journal is to disseminate original research results and support high-level learning related to HIV Medicine. It publishes original research articles, editorials, case reports/case series, reviews of state-of-the-art clinical practice and correspondence. View our Editorial Team.

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Original Research

Exploring factors hindering the uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis by potential users in Namibia  
Daniel O. Ashipala
21 May 2024

Original Research

How paediatric HIV services weathered the COVID-19 storm in Tshwane District, South Africa  
Michael Christie, Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani, Gayle Sherman, Ute Feucht
20 May 2024


Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Guideline for the clinical management of syphilis  
Remco P.H. Peters, Jeremy S. Nel, Eitzaz Sadiq, Tendesayi Kufa, Derrick P. Smit, Gillian Sorour, Nigel Garrett, Katherine Gill, Lehlohonolo Makhakhe, Nomathemba C. Chandiwana, Neil F. Moran, Karen Cohen, Camilla Wattrus, Mahomed Yunus Moosa
30 April 2024

Original Research

Effect of dolutegravir on ferritin, iron, and C-reactive protein among people living with HIV and co-infections  
Bridget Kamurai, Raylton P. Chikwati, Donald Vhanda, Terrence Nyamayaro, Justen Manasa, Vinie Kouamou
30 April 2024

Original Research

Virologic outcomes with tenofovir-lamivudine-dolutegravir in adults failing PI-based second-line ART  
Ying Zhao, Jacqueline Voget, Isaac Singini, Zaayid Omar, Vanessa Mudaly, Andrew Boulle, Gary Maartens, Graeme Meintjes
26 April 2024

Original Research

Trends in body mass index in the pre-dolutegravir period in South Africa  
Florian van Ginkel, Roos E. Barth, Hugo Tempelman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Diederick E. Grobbee, Karine Scheuermaier, Francois W.D. Venter, Alinda G. Vos-Seda
23 April 2024


Management of drug-induced liver injury in people with HIV treated for tuberculosis: 2024 update  
Tom Boyles, Rebecca H. Berhanu, Neliswa Gogela, Hannah Gunter, Tamsin Lovelock, Ndiviwe Mphothulo, Arifa Parker, Helena Rabie, Lauren Richards, Phumla Sinxadi, Camilla Wattrus, Mahomed-Yunus Moosa
30 March 2024

Review Article

Inflammatory mechanisms contributing to retinal alterations in HIV infection and long-term ART  
Lungile M. Buthelezi, Alvin J. Munsamy, Khathutshelo P. Mashige
26 March 2024

Original Research

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on early infant diagnosis of HIV in Cape Town, South Africa  
Hendrike van Vollenhoven, Emma Kalk, Stuart M. Kroon, Tafadzwa Maseko, Florence Phelanyane, Jonathan Euvrard, Lezanne Fourie, Nicolene le Roux, Phumza Nongena
18 March 2024

Original Research

Retrospective review of maternal HIV viral load electronic gatekeeping codes in South Africa  
Siphesihle K. Mahanjana, Tladi Ledibane, Gayle G. Sherman, Tanya Y. Murray, Ahmad F. Haeri Mazanderani
20 February 2024
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 Notification: Announcing the Editor's Choice: A must-read article


The article titled ‘Human immunodeficiency virus and mortality from coronavirus disease 2019: A systematic review and meta-analysis’ published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine has received the most citations* during the four-year period, January 2020 until December 2023.


Congratulations to authors Timotius I. Hariyanto, Jane Rosalind, Kevin Christian, and Andree Kurniawan!


*Citation statistics were extracted from OpenAlex 23 on January 2024.

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The purpose of the journal is to disseminate research and to support high-level learning related to HIV medicine. The journal publishes original research articles, editorials, case reports/case series, and reviews of state-of-the-art clinical practice. Read the submission guidelines, submission procedure, and publication fees.


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