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Aims & Scope

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses was the very first AIDS publication in the field over 35 years ago, and today it is still the critical resource advancing research in retroviruses, including AIDS. The Journal provides the broadest coverage from molecular biology to clinical studies and outcomes research, focusing on developments in prevention science, novel therapeutics, and immune-restorative approaches. Cutting-edge papers on the latest progress and research advances through clinical trials and examination of targeted antiretroviral agents lead to improvements in translational medicine for optimal treatment outcomes.

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses coverage includes:

  • HIV cure research
  • HIV prevention science
      - Vaccine research
      - Systemic and Topical PreP
  • Molecular and cell biology of HIV and SIV
  • Developments in HIV pathogenesis and comorbidities
  • Molecular biology, immunology, and epidemiology of HTLV
  • Pharmacology of HIV therapy
  • Social and behavioral science
  • Rapid publication of emerging sequence information

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses is under the editorial leadership of Co-Editors-in-Chief R. Keith Reeves, PhD and Lishomwa Ndhlovu, MD, PhD, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: HIV/AIDS researchers, virologists, infectious disease specialists, pathologists, molecular biologists, epidemiologists, molecular geneticists, and microbiologists, among others.

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses provides “Instant Online” publication 72 hours after acceptance.


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index® (SCI)
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents®/Life Sciences
  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Citation Index™
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Prous Science Integrity®
  • ISI Custom Information Services
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • ProQuest databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.