Category Archives: Children or Youth (less than 18 years old)

Adverse perinatal outcomes associated with antiretroviral therapy in women living with HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

BACKGROUND: Maternal HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends immediate initiation of lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people...

A scoping review of lung function in children and adolescents living with HIV in the era of antiretroviral treatment

2023

Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in children and adolescents remains an important health challenge in many countries and is commonly associated with lung disease. The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has...

Examining the relationship between HIV-related stigma and the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents living with HIV: A systematic review

2023

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) affects millions of people globally. The associated stigma remains a challenge for individuals living with HIV and children and adolescents face the additional challenge of withstanding...

Hepatitis B virus in West African Children: systematic review and meta-analysis of HIV and other factors associated with Hepatitis B infection

2023

While Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are endemic in West Africa, the prevalence of HBV/HIV coinfection and their associated risk factors in children remains unclear....

Mental health and psychosocial interventions integrating sexual and reproductive rights and health, and HIV care and prevention for adolescents and young people (10–24 years) in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic scoping review

2023

BACKGROUND: Interventions targeting combined sexual and reproductive health, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) management and mental health care in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are few. There is a need to address common...

Nutritional status and its determinants among adolescents with HIV on anti-retroviral treatment in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

Purpose This review aimed to determine what methods are used to assess nutritional status, the levels of nutritional status, determinants of undernutrition, and nutritional interventions employed for adolescents with HIV...

Service delivery models that promote linkages to PrEP for adolescent girls and young women and men in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

2023

BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an emerging biomedical prevention intervention. Documenting PrEP service delivery models (SDMs) that promote linkage to and continuation of PrEP will inform guidelines and maximise roll-out....

Female empowerment to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes and prevent violence in adolescent girls and young women in Uganda: Evidence reviews for policy

2022

BACKGROUND: Adolescent girls and young women in Uganda face numerous public health challenges including high HIV prevalence, teenage pregnancies, poor sexual and reproductive health rights, child marriage, and violence. OBJECTIVES:...

Systematic review: Safety of surgical male circumcision in context of HIV prevention public health programmes

2023

Background: Since the recommendation of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to reduce the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV, a number of adolescent boys and men in 15 priority countries in...

Immunogenicity and reactogenicity of COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech (Bnt162b2) mRNA vaccination in immunocompromised adolescents and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analyses

2023

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the BNT162b2 vaccine in immunocompromised adolescents and young adults. Research design and methods: The study conducted a meta-analysis of post-marketing studies...

A scoping review of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for cisgender and transgender adolescent girls and young women: What works and where do we go from here?

2023

Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are disproportionately affected by HIV, and oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce HIV acquisition. The purpose of this scoping review was to synthesize results...

Adolescent girls and young women’s experiences of living with HIV in the context of patriarchal culture in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

2022

Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to socio-cultural gender, power, and economic disparities. This scoping review examined...

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