Category Archives: Social support

Experiences of migrants living with HIV from HIV-endemic sub-Saharan African countries: A systematic review of qualitative research studies

2022

The aim of this qualitative systematic review was to explore the experiences of migrants living with HIV from HIV endemic sub-Saharan African countries who migrated to high-income countries. In this...

Engaging young Black males in sexual and reproductive health care: A review of the literature

2022

Young Black males (YBM) ages 18 to 24 years are more at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and have a substantially greater need for sexual reproductive health (SRH)...

Exploring barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence among pregnant women: A scoping literature review

2022

BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is one of the most effective ways of preventing HIV-related maternal mortality. However, the rates of retention in care and long-term adherence remain extremely low. OBJECTIVE:...

Roles, barriers, and recommendations for community health workers providing community-based HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa: A review

2022

While the impact of Community Health Workers (CHWs) on home-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care has been documented, barriers and recommendations have not been systematically reviewed. Following the reporting requirements...

A systematic review exploring racial disparities, social determinants of health, and sexually transmitted infections in Black women

2022

OBJECTIVE: To explore and describe racial disparities, the role of social determinants of health, and individual risk behaviors among Black women as related to sexual health and/or sexually transmitted infections...

Interventions to improve early retention of patients in antiretroviral therapy programmes in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2022

BACKGROUND: Several interventions to improve long term retention (12 months and above) on treatment have been rigorously evaluated in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, research on interventions to improve retention of...

A systematic review and meta-analysis on depression and associated factors among adult HIV/AIDS-positive patients attending ART clinics of Ethiopia: 2021

2021

INTRODUCTION: Depression is the most common mental health problem in people living with the human immune virus. It ranges from 11% to 63% in low- and middle-income countries. Depression was...

A scoping review of the empirical literature on peer support for people living with HIV

2021

People living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy need support related to linkage to care and self-management in everyday life. Peer support has been found to provide varied support according to...

HIV care continuum interventions for transgender women: A topical review

2022

Transgender women experience a disproportionate prevalence of HIV and barriers to linkage to care, retention in care, medication adherence, and viral suppression. As part of a national cooperative agreement funded...

Psychosocial needs and vulnerabilities of older gay and bisexual men

2021

Key take-home messages Health outcomes related to the intersectionality of aging and sexual minority status is an emerging area of research. It is important to consider the context of lived...

Identifying and managing infectious disease syndemics in patients with HIV

2020

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We will present recent articles focusing on HIV synergistic interactions with other sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and hepatitis, as well as recent advances in the study of...

A review of the state of HIV nursing science with sexual orientation, gender identity/expression peoples

2021

Throughout the HIV pandemic, nurses have contributed to or led approaches to understanding the effects of HIV disease at individual and societal levels. Nurses have advocated for socially just care...

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