Category Archives: Abuse

Integrating HIV and mental health interventions to address a global syndemic among men who have sex with men

2022

In this Series paper, we review evidence on the co-occurring and synergistic epidemics (syndemic) of HIV and mental health problems worldwide among men who have sex with men (MSM). The...

Barriers to accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis among women experiencing intimate partner violence in the United States: A systematic literature review

2022

Women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) are at increased risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection but have limited uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). We systematically reviewed the existing evidence...

Mixed studies review of domestic violence in the lives of women affected by HIV stigma

2022

We conducted a mixed studies review to examine domestic violence and stigma against women affected by HIV. We searched Medline, Web of Science, PsycINFO and EMBASE databases with no starting...

Global prevalence and factors related to intimate partner violence amongst people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression

2022

Reviews of intimate partner violence (IPV) have primarily focused on women and same-sex relationships, but little is known about the global epidemiology of IPV among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)....

A review of sexual transmitted infection rates among sexually assaulted patients that present for care

2022

BACKGROUND: Patients who experience sexual assault are at risk of adverse health outcomes including sexually transmitted infections (STI) and often present to various healthcare centers for post-assault care. Unfortunately, there...

A systematic review of the effects of intimate partner violence on HIV-positive pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa

2022

BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects more than one in three women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is associated with both pregnancy and HIV, adversely affecting women in this region....

A systematic review exploring racial disparities, social determinants of health, and sexually transmitted infections in Black women

2022

OBJECTIVE: To explore and describe racial disparities, the role of social determinants of health, and individual risk behaviors among Black women as related to sexual health and/or sexually transmitted infections...

Mapping evidence on predictors of adverse sexual and reproductive health outcomes among young women in South Africa: A scoping review

2021

BACKGROUND: Globally, most young women have an unmet need for sexual and reproductive health (SRH), which remains a public health concern. Identifying the predictors can help reduce this challenge. AIM:...

Childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual risk behavior: A review and critique

2021

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a global problem with serious repercussions for survivors in various domains of adult interpersonal functioning, including sexual risk behavior. This review aimed to summarize findings...

Interventions for addressing trauma among people with HIV: A narrative review

2021

Traumatic experiences are disproportionately prevalent among people with HIV and adversely affect HIV-related health outcomes. As part of a national cooperative agreement funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s...

Factors associated with methamphetamine use among men who have sex with men

2021

An abundance of literature details problematic sexualized drug use among men who have sex with men; additionally, several interventions attempt to address methamphetamine dependence in this population. Several factors are...

Sexual and reproductive health challenges in temporary marriage: A Systematic review

2021

BACKGROUND: Temporary marriage is a legal form of marriage in Shia Islam allowing a man and a woman to become married in a fixed period of time. This review was...

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