Category Archives: Stigma/discrimination

A scoping review of approaches to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with HIV in health-care settings in the United States: Few recent interventions identified

2024

This scoping review identified contemporary stigma-reduction studies across US health-care settings. Despite the significance of this problem, only 3 intervention studies were identified in the past 5Aÿyears. These studies highlight...

Psychometric properties of stigma and discrimination measurement tools for persons living with HIV: A systematic review using the COSMIN methodology

2024

BACKGROUND: The development of antiretroviral therapy broadly extends the life expectancy of persons living with HIV (PLHIV). However, stigma and discrimination are still great threat to these individuals and the...

The link between anticipated and internalized stigma and depression: A systematic review

2024

Stigmatized groups may experience psychological distress. Yet, some studies show no significant relation between stigma and mental health outcomes. This systematic review investigates the link between anticipated and internalized stigma,...

The impact of social determinants of health on outcomes among individuals with HIV and heart failure: A literature review

2024

This narrative review examines the complex interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and the outcomes for individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and heart failure (HF), two conditions...

Peer interventions to improve HIV testing uptake among immigrants: A realist review

2024

BACKGROUND: As a vulnerable group in HIV control programs, immigrants face various obstacles to HIV testing. Despite the effectiveness of peer interventions on health promotion in HIV testing, relatively little...

Increased stigma, and physical and sexual violence against men who have sex with men and transgender women in sub-Saharan Africa: A qualitative evidence synthesis analyzing social and structural barriers to HIV testing and coping behaviors

2024

In sub-Saharan Africa, accessing HIV testing services is a significant challenge for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). In this qualitative evidence synthesis, our aim...

Integrated chronic care models for people with comorbid of HIV and non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

2024

Background Integrated health care is an approach characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals. Integration of HIV/NCD is recommended to enhance the quality of healthcare...

Reasons for disengagement from antiretroviral care in the era of “Treat All” in low- or middle-income countries: A systematic review

2024

Introduction Disengagement from antiretroviral therapy (ART) care is an important reason why people living with HIV do not achieve viral load suppression become unwell. Methods We searched two databases and...

Factors associated with PrEP stigma among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM): A systematic review

2024

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. While pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective at preventing HIV acquisition, uptake of PrEP...

Psychosocial distress among young men who have sex with men: A scoping review

2024

PURPOSE: Psychosocial distress negatively impacts coping and adaptation among young men (aged 18 to 44 years) who have sex with men (YMSM) with, or at risk of acquiring, HIV. However,...

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake among high-risk population in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

Globally, 38.4 million people are affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, and more than 2.5 million new HIV infections occur yearly. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been widely...

Mental health burden among females living with HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2024

Mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety, are common in women and young girls living with HIV/ AIDS particularly in low- and middle-income (LMICs) countries where women’s vulnerability to psychiatric...

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