Category Archives: Employment

Influence of material deprivation on clinical outcomes among people living with HIV in high-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Despite developments in HIV treatment and care, disparities persist with some not fully benefiting from improvements in the HIV care continuum. We conducted a systematic review to explore associations between...

HIV-sensitive social protection for vulnerable young women in East and Southern Africa: A systematic review

2021

Introduction: Social protection programmes are considered HIV-sensitive when addressing risk, vulnerability or impact of HIV infection. Socio-economic interventions, like livelihood and employability programmes, address HIV vulnerabilities like poverty and gender inequality....

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...

Exploring the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with HIV (PLHIV): A scoping review

2021

Understanding the clinical impact of COVID-19 has been central to emerging research in the HIV field, but in focusing on the biomedical, researchers must not overlook the socially embedded nature...

Structural interventions for HIV prevention and care among US men who have sex with men: A systematic review of evidence, gaps, and future priorities

2021

The preponderance of HIV interventions have been behavioral, targeting individual, dyadic, or group dynamics. However, structural-level interventions are required to decrease HIV transmission and increase engagement in care, especially for...

Integrating individual and contextual factors to explain disparities in HIV/STI among heterosexual African American youth: A contemporary literature review and social ecological model

2020

Heterosexual African American youth face substantial disparities in sexual health consequences such as HIV and STI. Based on the social ecological framework, the current paper provides a comprehensive, narrative review...

Evidence of sociodemographic heterogeneity across the HIV treatment cascade and progress towards 90-90-90 in sub-Saharan Africa — A systematic review and meta-analysis

2020

INTRODUCTION: Heterogeneity of sociodemographics and risk behaviours across the HIV treatment cascade could influence the public health impact of universal ART in sub-Saharan Africa if those not virologically suppressed are...

Exploring the equity impact of mobile health-based human immunodeficiency virus interventions: A systematic review of reviews and evidence synthesis

2020

OBJECTIVE: While mobile health-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) interventions are often designed to promote health equity, systematic differences in the use of and access to mobile technologies may counteract that...

HIV patients retention and attrition in care and their determinants in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2020

BACKGROUND: There is paucity of evidence on the magnitude of HIV patients’ retention and attrition in Ethiopia. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the pooled magnitude of...

Quality of life of people with HIV/AIDS in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2020

BACKGROUND: Assessing the quality of life in HIV/AIDS patients is of great importance not only for evaluating the effect of the disease, but also to measure the impact of the...

A scoping review of employment and HIV

2020

Employment is a social determinant of health that is important for understanding health behaviors, health outcomes and HIV transmission among people living with HIV. This study is a scoping review...

Predictors of adherence to antiretroviral therapy among PLHIV

2019

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is of paramount importance to achieve the optimum control of viral load and progression of disease among people living with HIV (PLHIV). An overview of...

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