Category Archives: Hepatitis B, C

Prevention of viral hepatitis and HIV infection among people who inject drugs: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

This study aimed to explore the current evidence on preventing blood-borne virus infections among people who inject drugs (PWID). We conducted a comprehensive search across three databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane...

Bidirectional relationship between HIV/HBV infection and comorbid depression and/or anxiety: A systematic review on shared biological mechanisms

2023

Background: Mental disorders that are comorbid with chronic infectious diseases may worsen clinical outcomes and patients’ quality of life. We hypothesized that depression and/or anxiety syndromes or symptoms comorbid with...

Global, regional, and country-level coverage of testing and treatment for HIV and hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs: A systematic review

2023

Background People who inject drugs are disproportionately affected by HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, while there is little global data on HIV and HCV testing and treatment coverage...

Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, drug use, and sexual behaviors among street children in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

Background and Aims Street children face a disproportionately higher risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to high‐risk sexual and drug use...

Machine learning prediction models for clinical management of blood-borne viral infections: A systematic review of current applications and future impact

2023

BACKGROUND: Machine learning (ML) prediction models to support clinical management of blood-borne viral infections are becoming increasingly abundant in medical literature, with a number of competing models being developed for...

Prevention strategies for sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and viral hepatitis in Europe

2023

The current prevention efforts for STIs, HIV and viral hepatitis in the WHO European Region, especially in the Central and Eastern subregions, are hindered by healthcare disparities, data gaps, and...

HIV, hepatitis B & C in people who inject drugs in India: A systematic review of regional heterogeneity & overview of opioid substitution treatment

2023

BACKGROUND OBJECTIVES: This systematic review evaluates the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) burden among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in India. In...

Determining reinfection rates by hepatitis C testing interval among key populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

Background & aims: Detecting hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection among key populations helps prevent ongoing transmission. This systematic review aims to determine the association between different testing intervals during post-SVR follow-up...

Understanding women’s knowledge, awareness, and perceptions of STIs/STDs in Asia: A scoping review

2023

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to conduct a scoping review to collect current literature on the knowledge, awareness, and perception (KAP) of sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs) among women in Asia. METHODOLOGY:...

Systematic review of prevalence and risk factors of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors, and blood safety improvements in Southern Africa

2023

Blood and blood products are listed as one of the essential medicines by the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition to inadequate supply, most sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) nations fail to...

Incidence and prevalence of hepatitis C virus among HIV-negative gay and bisexual men using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

BACKGROUND: Gay and bisexual men using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are at increased risk for sexually transmissible infections. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) risk among PrEP users is less clear. We...

Reactivation rates of hepatitis B or C or HIV in patients with psoriasis using biological therapies: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

Some biological therapiSome biological therapies for psoriasis can cause the reactivation of viral infections. Although recent studies suggest no increased rate of reactivation with biological therapies, some life-threatening cases have...

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