Category Archives: Social support

The effectiveness of e-health on reducing stigma, improving social support and quality of life among people living with HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

2023

Background: Many people living with HIV reported poor quality of life, which was primarily due to HIV-related stigma and the lack of social support. Compared with face-to-face interventions, e-health interventions are...

Trends in U.S. HIV peer health worker training strategies and approaches: A scoping review of the literature

2023

Peer health workers (peers) are commonly engaged interventionists in the HIV care spectrum. The objective of this scoping review was to examine the range of evidence on training strategies and...

Assessing PrEP messaging and communication: A review of the qualitative literature

2023

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical HIV prevention intervention approved by the FDA in 2012. Nevertheless, most sexual minority men (SMM) who could benefit from its use are not currently...

Can peer-based interventions improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes? An overview of reviews

2023

PURPOSE: An overview of reviews was conducted to summarize the evidence and synthesize the results from systematic reviews. METHODS: The Cochrane and Preferred Reporting Items for Overviews of Reviews reporting...

The effectiveness and sustainability of peer support interventions for persons living with HIV: A realist synthesis

2023

BACKGROUND: Peer support is an important supplement to medical resources for persons living with HIV (PLHIV). However, previous studies have shown mixed results about intervention effects. It is necessary to...

Behavioral and social interventions to promote optimal HIV prevention and care continua outcomes in the United States

2022

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review reports on trends in behavioral and social intervention research in the United States published over the past year (2020-2021) investigating HIV prevention and care outcomes,...

From surviving to thriving: The current status of the behavioral, social, and psychological issues of aging with HIV

2022

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite significant advances in knowledge regarding the biological and clinical issues related to aging with HIV, significantly less research has centered on related psychological, behavioral, and social...

The innovative use of qualitative and mixed methods research to advance improvements along the HIV prevention and care continua

2022

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite enormous advances in prevention and care modalities, HIV continues to burden populations around the globe and is largely driven by social and behavioral processes. Mixed methods...

Peer support for people living with HIV: A scoping review

2023

Peer support for people living with HIV has gained increasing traction and is considered a way to take an active role in self-management. The existing research examining peer support interventions...

Effect of social support interventions on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the effects of social support interventions (SSIs) on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV. We systematically searched Web of Science,...

Experiences of Black women in the United States along the PrEP care continuum: A scoping review

2023

Black women are disproportionately affected by HIV in the U.S. PrEP could decrease the risk of acquiring HIV. This scoping review seeks to understand the experiences of Black women along...

Virological failure and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in adolescents and young adults living with human immunodeficiency virus

2023

Objective: HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection remains a major public health challenge. Infected young people at any age are less likely to adhere to care in a timely manner and to...

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