Category Archives: Stigma/discrimination

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...

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 of the effects of intimate partner violence on HIV-positive pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa

2022

BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects more than one in three women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is associated with both pregnancy and HIV, adversely affecting women in this region....

Impact of HIV/AIDS on African-born Women Living in the United States: a Systematic Review

2022

BACKGROUND: There is paucity of surveillance data about African-born women (ABW) living with HIV/AIDS in the USA. Out of the 50 US states, only Washington state and Minnesota report HIV...

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...

Combination model in reducing HIV-related stigma: A systematic review

2021

OBJECTIVE: This article identifies and explains the various research models related to HIV stigma. METHODS: This systematic review is done using the PRISMA 2015 guidelines. Source of this review uses...

A scoping review investigating relationships between depression, anxiety, and the PrEP care continuum in the United States

2021

Men who have sex with men and transgender women in the United States are at increased risk for HIV and may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a once-a-day pill to...

Social and behavioral impacts of COVID-19 on people living with HIV: Review of the first year of research

2021

PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic brought unprecedented social change with the most severe impacts on the most vulnerable populations, including people living with HIV (PLWH). This review...

HIV/AIDS stigma and psychological well-being after 40 years of HIV/AIDS: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Background In June 2021, 40 years have passed since the first cases of HIV infection were detected. Nonetheless, people living with HIV (PLWH) still suffer from intense HIV-related distress and...

Patient perspectives on integrated healthcare for HIV, hypertension and type 2 diabetes: A scoping review

2021

INTRODUCTION: Antiretroviral therapy has reduced mortality and led to longer life expectancy in people living with HIV. These patients are now at an increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Integration...

Barriers to and enablers of uptake of antiretroviral therapy in integrated HIV and tuberculosis treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Introduction Programmes that merge management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) aim to improve HIV/TB co-infected patients’ access to comprehensive treatment. However, several reports from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

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