Category Archives: Women

Facility-based indicators to manage and scale up cervical cancer prevention and care services for women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A three-round online Delphi consensus method

2024

BACKGROUND: Of women with cervical cancer (CC) and HIV, 85% live in sub-Saharan Africa, where 21% of all CC cases are attributable to HIV infection. We aimed to generate internationally...

Cardio-metabolic health of offspring exposed in utero to human immuno-deficiency virus and anti-retroviral treatment: A systematic review

2024

BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral treatment (ART) use during pregnancy continues to rise as it is known to decrease the likelihood of HIV transmission from mother to child. However, it is still unknown...

Screening and prevention of HPV-related anogenital cancers in women living with HIV in Europe: Results from a systematic review

2024

Background Women living with HIV (WLWH) are at increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers. Throughout Europe, there is great heterogeneity among guidelines for screening programmes, access to HPV testing...

Adherence to option B+ antiretroviral therapy and associated factors in pregnant and breastfeeding women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

Background To assess the adherence to option B + antiretroviral therapy (ART) and associated factors in pregnant and breastfeeding women in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Methods We conducted a comprehensive search from 01st January...

Determinants of stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2024

Background Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have high stillbirth rates compared with high-income countries, yet research on risk factors for stillbirth in SSA remain scant. Objectives To identify the modifiable risk...

A systematic review of the impact of HIV-related stigma and serostatus disclosure on retention in care and antiretroviral therapy adherence among women with HIV in the United States/Canada

2024

This systematic review explores the roles of HIV stigma and disclosure of HIV serostatus in antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and retention in care (RIC) among women with HIV (WHIV) in...

Differences in breastfeeding duration by maternal HIV status: A pooled analysis of nationally representative surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

2024

BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding improves child survival but is a source of mother-to-child HIV transmission among women with unsuppressed HIV infection. Estimated HIV incidence in children is sensitive to breastfeeding duration among...

The provider’s role in retaining Black women with HIV in care: A scoping review

2024

Black/African American women represent 54% of new HIV cases among all women in the United States, face higher rates of morbidity and mortality, and are often understudied. The patient-provider relationship...

Stigmatizing and inaccessible: The perspectives of female sex workers on barriers to reproductive healthcare utilizationAA scoping review

2023

AIM: To systematically map the extent, range and nature of qualitative studies that explored female sex workers’ own perspectives on barriers to accessing reproductive healthcare services. DESIGN: A scoping review...

Systematic review and meta-analysis of seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus serological markers among pregnant women in Africa, 1984–2020

2023

BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a major public health concern, particularly in Africa where HIV rates remain substantial. Pregnant women are at an increased risk of acquiring HIV, which...

Perspectives and thoughts of pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV receiving peer support: A mixed studies systematic review

2023

AIM: The aim of this study was to systematically consolidate evidence on perspectives and thoughts of women living with HIV regarding the peer support they have encountered during pregnancy and...

The association of women’s empowerment with HIV-related indicators: A pooled analysis of demographic and health surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

2023

Background Women’s empowerment is an important factor for HIV prevention, but the association with HIV-related indicators has never been quantified. In this study, we examined the association between women’s empowerment...

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