Category Archives: Social support

Leveraging resilience-supportive strategies to enhance protective factors in young sexual minority men: A scoping review of HIV behavioral interventions implemented in high-income countries

2022

Behavioral HIV interventions focused on strengthening young sexual minority men’s (SMM) internal (assets) and external (resources) protective factors are promising, yet their evaluation as resilience-supportive strategies to minimize or negate...

Suicidality among people living with HIV from 2010 to 2021: A systematic review and a meta-regression

2022

OBJECTIVE: The association between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS and suicidality is not well understood, partly because of variability in results. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the predictive value of HIV/acquired...

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...

Importance of male partner’s involvement in prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta analysis until June 2021

2022

Background: To promote the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS male partners play a significant role, especially in developing country were men’s are a decision maker in domestic activity. When...

The potential of telecommunication technology to address racial/ethnic disparities in HIV PrEP awareness, uptake, adherence, and persistence in care: A review

2022

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing new HIV infection, but uptake remains challenging among Black and Hispanic/Latino persons. The purpose of this review was to understand how studies...

Health related quality of life and its association with social support among people living with HIV/AIDS receiving antiretroviraltherapyin Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Background People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are frequently confronted with severe social issues such as rejection, abandonment, criticism, and stigma. This would negatively affect their quality of life. Several studies...

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...

The role of online support groups in helping individuals affected by HIV and AIDS: Scoping review of the literature

2022

BACKGROUND: Online support groups provide opportunities for individuals affected by HIV and AIDS to seek information, advice, and support from peers. However, whether and how engagement with online support groups...

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...

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...

Systematic review: Development of a person-centered care framework within the context of HIV treatment settings in sub-Saharan Africa

2022

OBJECTIVES: Person-centred care (PCC) meets the needs of individuals by increasing convenience, providing supportive and culturally appropriate services to diverse populations, and engaging families, communities, and stakeholders in planning and...

Women living with HIV and dual contraceptive use in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Background Despite different preventive strategies that have been implemented in the country, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is still significantly increasing in Ethiopia. The concurrence of HIV and unintended pregnancy makes...

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