Category Archives: Income

Psychosocial interventions for depression delivered by non-mental health specialists to people living with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

2022

Background: Depression commonly co-exists with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where the HIV burden is greatest, mental health resources are limited. These settings may benefit...

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...

Economic benefits of the United States’ AIDS drug assistance program: A systematic review of cost analyses to guide research and policy priorities

2022

As part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDs Program, the federally-funded, state-administered AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides prescription drug medications, including antiretroviral therapy, for people with HIV (PWH) who are...

Storyboarding HIV infected young people’s adherence to antiretroviral therapy in lower- to upper middle-income countries: A new-materialist qualitative evidence synthesis

2022

Young people living with perinatal infections of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (YLPHIV) face a chronic disease, with treatment including adherence to lifelong antiretroviral treatment (ART). The aim of this QES was...

Linkage to HIV care following HIV self-testing among men: Systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies from six countries in sub-Saharan Africa

2022

Gender disparities are pervasive throughout the HIV care continuum in sub-Saharan Africa, with men testing, receiving treatment, and achieving viral suppression at lower rates, and experiencing mortality at higher rates,...

The role of the social determinants of health on engagement in physical activity or exercise among adults living with HIV: A scoping review

2022

Physical activity (PA) and exercise are an effective rehabilitation strategy to improve health outcomes among people living with HIV (PLWH). However, engagement in exercise among PLWH can vary. Our aim...

Factors associated with catastrophic health expenditure in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2022

OBJECTIVE: A non-negligible proportion of sub-Saharan African (SSA) households experience catastrophic costs accessing healthcare. This study aimed to systematically review the existing evidence to identify factors associated with catastrophic health...

Trends and clinical characteristics of HIV and caerebrovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) Between 1990 and 2021

2022

PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: To describe trends and clinical characteristics of HIV and cerebrovascular disease between 1990 and 2021 in LMICs and identify the gaps in our understanding. RECENT FINDINGS:...

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...

Colliding epidemics: Research gaps and implementation science opportunities for tobacco use and HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries

2022

INTRODUCTION: Tobacco use is a leading cause of cancer death among people living with HIV (PLWH) worldwide, and smoking prevalence tends to be higher among PLWH. The burden of both...

Psychological and social impact of HIV on women living with HIV and their families in low- and middle-income Asian countries: A systematic search and critical review

2022

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection adds a significant burden to women in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), often leading to severe detrimental impact, not only on themselves, but also on...

Viral blood-borne infections testing and linkage to care cascade among persons who experience homelessness in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

BACKGROUND: Persons who experience homelessness remain at increased risk for three viral blood-borne infections: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). We assessed the...

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