Category Archives: Other

Reviews that are lab-based (e.g. genes, pharmaceuticals) or on unique groups of people (e.g. fishermen, nurses)

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...

HIV prevention research with U.S. military service members: A systematic review

2022

Introduction: With the goal of maintaining mission readiness, the U.S. Department of Defense monitors a variety of health behaviors among its active duty military service members, including sexual health, HIV, and...

Increased prevalence of transfusion-transmitted diseases among people with tattoos: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Whether having a tattoo increases the risk of transfusion-transmitted diseases (TTDs) is controversial. Although a few studies have suggested a strong association between having tattoos and TTDs, other studies have...

Evidence and gaps in the literature on HIV/STI prevention interventions targeting migrants in receiving countries: A scoping review

2021

BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that migration increases vulnerability to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). However, there is limited knowledge about what has been done or needs...

1,2,3-Triazole hybrids with anti-HIV-1 activity

2021

The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is the major etiological agent responsible for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is a serious infectious disease and remains one of the...

Sero-epidemiology and associated factors of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis among blood donors in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

BACKGROUND: Transfusion transmissible infections (TTIs) remain a major public health problem in developing countries including Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, comprehensive information about sero-epidemiology of major TTIs is lacking at the national...

Barriers and facilitators affecting the HIV care cascade for migrant people living with HIV in Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development Countries: A systematic mixed studies review

2021

Migrants in countries affiliated with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have a higher risk of acquiring HIV, experience delayed HIV diagnosis, and have variable levels of engagement...

Bioactive compounds as potential agents for sexually transmitted diseases management: A review to explore molecular mechanisms of action

2021

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are produced by pathogens like bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses, and may generate severe health problems such as cancer, ulcers, and even problems in the newborn....

The role of inflammasome activation in early HIV infection

2021

The inflammasome pathway is an important arm of the innate immune system that provides antiviral immunity against many viruses. The main pathways involved in virus infections include the NLRP3, IFI16,...

Barriers and facilitators of rendering HIV services by community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa: A meta-synthesis

2021

OBJECTIVES: To synthesise qualitative studies that address the barriers to and facilitators of providing HIV services by community health workers (CHWs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). DESIGN: This meta-synthesis was guided...

The influence of HLA/HIV genetics on the occurrence of elite controllers and a need for therapeutics geotargeting view

2021

The interaction of HIV-1, human leukocyte antigen (HLA), and elite controllers (EC) compose a still intricate triad. Elite controllers maintain a very low viral load and a normal CD4 count,...

Emergence and evolution of big data science in HIV research: Bibliometric analysis of federally sponsored studies 2000–2019

2021

BACKGROUND: The rapid growth of inherently complex and heterogeneous data in HIV/AIDS research underscores the importance of Big Data Science. Recently, there have been increasing uptakes of Big Data techniques...

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