Category Archives: General HIV- population

Reviews on HIV- people that explore topics including risk, screening, and prevention

Immunocompromised individuals are at increased risk of COVID-19 breakthrough infection, hospitalization, and death in the post-vaccination era: A systematic review

2024

Introduction Immunocompromised individuals have been shown to mount a reduced response to vaccination, resulting in reduced vaccine effectiveness in this cohort. Therefore, in the postvaccination era, immunocompromised individuals remain at...

The impact of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis on bacterial sexually transmitted infection occurrence in MSM: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

Objective: To evaluate the effect of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation on bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) occurrence (overall; chlamydia; gonorrhea; syphilis), in MSM. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: Systematic searches were...

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,...

Perinatal outcomes associated with pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention during pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

Background The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-based oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the dapivirine vaginal ring, and long-acting intramuscular injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) for HIV prevention in populations...

Health outcomes of and interventions to reduce methamphetamine use among men who have sex with men

2024

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Improving delivery and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in the US: A systematic review of implementation strategies and adjunctive interventions

2024

Implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV transmission is suboptimal in the United States. To date, the literature has focused on identifying determinants of PrEP use, with a lesser...

The cost-effectiveness of syphilis screening in pregnant women: A systematic literature review

2024

INTRODUCTION: The cost-effectiveness study of syphilis screening in pregnant women has not been synthesized. This study aimed to synthesize the economic evidence on the cost-effectiveness of syphilis screening in pregnant...

Understanding effective post-test linkage strategies for HIV prevention and care: A scoping review

2024

Introduction Following HIV testing services (HTS), the World Health Organization recommends prompt linkage to prevention and treatment. Scale‐up of effective linkage strategies is essential to achieving the global 95‐95‐95 goals...

A contextualization of transgender women and condom use using the HIV syndemic framework: Scoping review

2024

Objective: To contextualize condom use in the transgender women population utilizing the HIV syndemic framework. Methods: Studies reporting condom use frequency and syndemic factors associated with HIV risk in transgender...

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...

mHealth-based gamification interventions among men who have sex with men in the HIV prevention and care continuum: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

BACKGROUND: In the past few years, a burgeoning interest has emerged in applying gamification to promote desired health behaviors. However, little is known about the effectiveness of such applications in...

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...

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