The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief introduction to and description of the contents of this special issue of AIDS and Behavior. The article begins with a description of the rationale for the special issue and the origin of its compilation. This background information is followed by a brief description of the main articles that are included in the special issue, which is structured by Gaist and Stirrat’s  definitions of types of behavioral and social science research for HIV-AIDS research. The “bookend” article to this introduction is by Robert Freeman and identifies future directions for research and clinical practice that the special issue articles’ content suggests.
- Alcohol Related Behavioral Research
- HIV prevention
- Special Issue
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases