Category Archives: Depression

The intersection of mental health and sexual and gender minority identities for older adults living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A narrative review

2024

The transition of HIV into a chronic illness has brought to the forefront the pressing need to address the complex web of social determinants of HIV outcomes. A structured literature...

Psychoeducational interventions for people living with chronic communicable disease: A systematic review

2024

OBJECTIVE: Psychoeducation is increasingly recognised for its value in facilitating adaption to a chronic disease diagnosis. This study aimed to synthesise available literature on the psychoeducation interventions available to adults...

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...

Global prevalence of depressive symptoms among people living with HIV/AIDS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the past five years

2024

A clear and accurate assessment of depressive symptoms among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the past five years is essential to help develop reasonable and sound interventions to improve...

Patient-reported outcome measures in adult HIV care: A rapid scoping review of targeted outcomes and instruments used

2024

Objective There is international interest in the integration of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) into routine HIV care, but little work has synthesized the content of published initiatives. We conducted a...

Effectiveness and acceptance of group therapy as a mental health intervention for people living with HIV in Africa—A scoping literature review

2024

Mental health problems are highly prevalent among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), yet mental health care in African countries is scarce. There is growing interest in understanding the effect of...

Bidirectional relationship between HIV/HBV infection and comorbid depression and/or anxiety: A systematic review on shared biological mechanisms

2023

Background: Mental disorders that are comorbid with chronic infectious diseases may worsen clinical outcomes and patients’ quality of life. We hypothesized that depression and/or anxiety syndromes or symptoms comorbid with...

Pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence among men who have sex with men: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness and efficiency of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in reducing the transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) relies on how widely it is adopted...

Non-adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among adult people living with HIV in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

Human immunodeficiency virus remains a global public health problem. Despite efforts to determine the prevalence of non-adherence to ART and its predictors in Ethiopia, various primary studies presented inconsistent findings....

From surviving to thriving: Integrating mental health care into HIV, community, and family services for adolescents living with HIV

2022

Adolescents are a crucial generation, with the potential to bring future social and economic success for themselves and their countries. More than 90% of adolescents living with HIV reside in...

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...

The burden of non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing among people living with HIV (PLHIV), especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We determined the prevalence of NCDs and NCD risk factors among PLHIV in...

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