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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...

Law, criminalisation and HIV in the world: Have countries that criminalise achieved more or less successful pandemic response?

2021

How do choices in criminal law and rights protections affect disease-fighting efforts? This long-standing question facing governments around the world is acute in the context of pandemics like HIV and...

Cognitive differences between men and women with HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Objective: Although many studies report that women with HIV (WWH) are more vulnerable to cognitive impairment than men with HIV (MWH), this trend is not described consistently in the literature. In...

Genetic factors associated with tuberculosis-related clinical outcomes in HIV-infected Black African patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Aim: To evaluate the genetic factors influencing tuberculosis (TB) clinical outcomes in HIV-infected Black African patients. Materials & methods: We systematically searched and identified eligible publications from >550 databases indexed...

ABO blood groups and risk of human immunodeficiency virus infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

The last few decades have seen a pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which continues to cause substantial morbidity and mortality. ABO blood groups are anthropological and...

The influence of HLA/HIV genetics on the occurrence of elite controllers and a need for therapeutics geotargeting view

2021

The interaction of HIV-1, human leukocyte antigen (HLA), and elite controllers (EC) compose a still intricate triad. Elite controllers maintain a very low viral load and a normal CD4 count,...

Sociodemographic predictors associated with the spectrum of non-opportunist neuroretinal disease of non-infectious etiology in patients with HIV/AIDS: A scoping review

2021

BACKGROUND: Non-infectious retinal disease, even in the HAART era, continues to be one of the most common diagnoses in patients with HIV, with prevalences of up to 27% of cases....

An update on neuropsychiatric adverse effects with second-generation integrase inhibitors and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

2021

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuropsychiatric adverse effects (NPAE) associated with integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) are a growing concern, with higher rates in the real-world...

Is polygyny a risk factor in the transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa? A systematic review

2021

Using a systematic literature review approach, this paper focused on the role of polygyny in the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. The widespread practice of polygyny is...

A systematic review up to 2018 of HIV and associated factors among criminal justice-involved (CJI) Black sexual and gender minority populations in the United States (US)

2021

Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) and Black transgender women (BTW) are impacted by dual epidemics of HIV and incarceration. We advanced understanding of the relationship between criminal...

Treatment adherence among mothers living with HIV in the US: A scoping review

2019

The purpose of this review was to understand research about treatment adherence among mothers in the US who are living with HIV. Treatment adherence included Antiretroviral Therapy and attending medical...

Prevalence of HIV, HCV and HBV infection and sociodemographic characteristics of people who inject drugs in China: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2019

BACKGROUND: Globally, China is the largest country by population and contributes substantially to the burden of people who inject drugs (PWID). The aims of this study were to estimate the...

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