Category Archives: Education

Health-related needs reported by adolescents living with HIV and receiving antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic literature review

2022

INTRODUCTION: Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) have specific health needs that can be challenging to deliver. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is home to 84% of the global...

HIV among people who inject drugs in India: A systematic review

2022

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of HIV infection among HIV positive people who inject drugs (PWID) in India. Injecting drug use has emerged as an important route of...

Do couple-based interventions show larger effects in promoting HIV preventive behaviors than individualized interventions in couples? A systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials

2022

This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to compare the effects of couple-based prevention interventions against individual-level interventions on HIV prevention in randomized controlled trials (RCTs), identify potential moderators, and assess...

Prevalence, socio-demographics and service use determinants associated with disclosure of HIV/AIDS status to infected children: A systematic review and meta-analysis by 1985–2021

2022

Background Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a public health issue of global importance. To our knowledge, no previous meta-analysis documenting the prevalence, socio-demographic, and service use...

Individual level peer interventions for gay and bisexual men who have sex with men between 2000 and 2020: A scoping review

2022

BACKGROUND: Peer-led interventions are central to the global HIV response for gay and bisexual men who have sex with men [GBMSM]. Since the year 2000, technological advancements in HIV and...

Peer approaches to improve HIV care cascade outcomes: A scoping review focused on peer behavioral mechanisms

2022

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There are three main components of peer-based approaches regardless of type: education, social support, and social norms. The purpose of this scoping review was to examine evidence...

Peer education and peer counselling for health and well-being: A review of reviews

2022

Peer education and peer counselling for health and wellbeing have been recognized as complementary approaches to professional intervention for over 50 years, but it is relatively recently that research into...

A systematic review of factors critical for HIV health literacy, ART adherence and retention in care in the U.S. for racial and ethnic minorities

2022

Despite advances in antiretroviral treatment (ART), the HIV epidemic persists in the United States (U.S.), with inadequate adherence to treatment and care a major barrier to ending the epidemic. Health...

Roles, barriers, and recommendations for community health workers providing community-based HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa: A review

2022

While the impact of Community Health Workers (CHWs) on home-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care has been documented, barriers and recommendations have not been systematically reviewed. Following the reporting requirements...

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...

Impact of HIV/AIDS on African-born Women Living in the United States: a Systematic Review

2022

BACKGROUND: There is paucity of surveillance data about African-born women (ABW) living with HIV/AIDS in the USA. Out of the 50 US states, only Washington state and Minnesota report HIV...

Cash transfers for HIV prevention: A systematic review

2021

BACKGROUND: Given the success of cash programs in improving health outcomes and addressing upstream drivers of HIV risk such as poverty and education, there has been an increasing interest in...

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