Category Archives: Education

Adherence to option B+ antiretroviral therapy and associated factors in pregnant and breastfeeding women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

Background To assess the adherence to option B + antiretroviral therapy (ART) and associated factors in pregnant and breastfeeding women in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Methods We conducted a comprehensive search from 01st January...

Determinants of stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2024

Background Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have high stillbirth rates compared with high-income countries, yet research on risk factors for stillbirth in SSA remain scant. Objectives To identify the modifiable risk...

Pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence among men who have sex with men: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness and efficiency of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in reducing the transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) relies on how widely it is adopted...

Non-adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among adult people living with HIV in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

Human immunodeficiency virus remains a global public health problem. Despite efforts to determine the prevalence of non-adherence to ART and its predictors in Ethiopia, various primary studies presented inconsistent findings....

Social network strategies to distribute HIV self-testing kits: A global systematic review and network meta-analysis

2023

INTRODUCTION: Social network strategies, in which social networks are utilized to influence individuals or communities, are increasingly being used to deliver human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) interventions to key populations. We...

Pre-exposure prophylaxis care continuum for HIV risk populations: An umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

2023

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective biomedical strategy for HIV prevention. This umbrella review is aimed at providing a comprehensive summary of the current status of each stage of the...

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:...

Current ARTs, virologic failure, and implications for AIDS management: A systematic review

2023

Antiretroviral therapies (ARTs) have revolutionized the management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, significantly improved patient outcomes, and reduced the mortality rate and incidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However,...

Acceptance and associated factors of HIV testing among college students in China: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

BACKGROUND: Although HIV testing is helpful for early detection and treatment of HIV, its utilization rate is low among college students in China. Understanding the acceptance and associated factors of...

Barriers and facilitators to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis for cisgender and transgender women in the UK

2023

Uptake of oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among cisgender and transgender women in the UK has been low. In this Review, we explore the barriers and facilitators to PrEP access...

Gender differences in HIV knowledge among adolescents and young people in low-and middle-income countries: A systematic review

2023

OBJECTIVES: This review seeks to critically analyze studies assessing gender differences in HIV-related knowledge among adolescents and young people in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: Using PRISMA guidelines and searching...

Using a structural-ecological model to facilitate adoption of preexposure prophylaxis among latinx sexual minority men: A systematic literature review

2023

Research has consistently shown that individual, interpersonal, community and structural factors influence the degree to which individuals’ access and utilize health care services, and these factors may play a role...

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