Category Archives: Women

Exploring barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence among pregnant women: A scoping literature review

2022

BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is one of the most effective ways of preventing HIV-related maternal mortality. However, the rates of retention in care and long-term adherence remain extremely low. OBJECTIVE:...

Genital cytokines in HIV/human papillomavirus co-infection: A systematic review

2022

Cervical cancer is the fourth cancer in incidence and the third in mortality among women worldwide. Women living with HIV have a significantly increased risk of cervical cancer. The immune...

Review of human papillomavirus (HPV) burden and HPV vaccination for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and transgender women in the United States

2022

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, particularly those who are living with HIV, are disproportionately affected by human papillomavirus (HPV). For this...

Factors associated with viral suppression among cisgender women living with human immunodeficiency virus in the United States: An integrative review

2022

Introduction: Women account for 23% of new human immunodeficiency virus diagnoses in the United States, yet remain understudied. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and consequent viral suppression are keys to preventing human...

Integrating services to improve quality of care for women living with HIV: A global systematic review

2022

OBJECTIVES: The aim was to review and analyse evidence on the impact of service integration on quality of care for women living with HIV. METHODS: Evidence search in September 2020...

A systematic review of the effects of intimate partner violence on HIV-positive pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa

2022

BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects more than one in three women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is associated with both pregnancy and HIV, adversely affecting women in this region....

Reproductive decision-making of Black women living with HIV: A systematic review

2022

BACKGROUND: Black women living with HIV account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses than other groups. These women experience restricted access to reproductive services and inadequate support from...

A systematic review exploring racial disparities, social determinants of health, and sexually transmitted infections in Black women

2022

OBJECTIVE: To explore and describe racial disparities, the role of social determinants of health, and individual risk behaviors among Black women as related to sexual health and/or sexually transmitted infections...

Anal and cervical human papillomavirus genotypes in women co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus: A systematic review

2022

Human papillomavirus (HPV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are sexually transmitted. There are several HPV genotypes and clinical manifestations. Determining which genotypes circulate worldwide and/or in specific geographic areas...

Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in Brazilian women living with HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Objective: We systematically investigated the prevalence of HPV, high-risk HPV and its genotypes in women living with human immunodeficiency virus (WLHIV) in Brazil. Methods: A systematic search was performed up to 15...

Impact of HIV/AIDS on African-born Women Living in the United States: a Systematic Review

2022

BACKGROUND: There is paucity of surveillance data about African-born women (ABW) living with HIV/AIDS in the USA. Out of the 50 US states, only Washington state and Minnesota report HIV...

Condomless sex with partners and clients among female sex workers in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Condomless sex is the most proximal risk for HIV acquisition among female sex workers (FSWs). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the evidence for the prevalence of...

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