Category Archives: Linkage/engagement in care

Pre-exposure prophylaxis interventions among Black sexual minority men: A systematic literature review

2022

BACKGROUND: Interventions to promote HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among Black sexual minority men (BSMM) are especially important, given the disproportionate HIV incidence and relatively low uptake of PrEP among BSMM....

Integrating care for diabetes and hypertension with HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

2022

INTRODUCTION: Although HIV continues to have a high prevalence among adults in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes and hypertension is increasing rapidly. There...

HIV patient navigation in the United States: A qualitative meta-synthesis of navigators’ experiences

2022

Patient navigation is increasingly used to link and (re)engage persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to care. A more holistic understanding of patient navigation can be achieved by exploring the...

Integrating HIV services and other health services: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

BACKGROUND: Integration of HIV services with other health services has been proposed as an important strategy to boost the sustainability of the global HIV response. We conducted a systematic and...

A scoping review investigating relationships between depression, anxiety, and the PrEP care continuum in the United States

2021

Men who have sex with men and transgender women in the United States are at increased risk for HIV and may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a once-a-day pill to...

HIV/AIDS late presentation and its associated factors in China from 2010 to 2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Background Late presentation to HIV/AIDS care presents serious health concerns, like increased transmission and high healthcare costs, increased mortality, early development of opportunistic infection, increased risk of antiretroviral therapy drug...

Peer- and community-led responses to HIV: A scoping review

2021

INTRODUCTION: In June 2021, United Nations (UN) Member States committed to ambitious targets for scaling up community-led responses by 2025 toward meeting the goals of ending the AIDS epidemic by...

Strategies to improve HIV care outcomes for people with HIV who are out of care: a meta-analysis

2022

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of five intervention strategies: patient navigation, appointment help/alerts, psychosocial support, transportation/appointment accompaniment, and data-to-care on HIV care outcomes among persons...

HIV care continuum interventions for transgender women: A topical review

2022

Transgender women experience a disproportionate prevalence of HIV and barriers to linkage to care, retention in care, medication adherence, and viral suppression. As part of a national cooperative agreement funded...

Care of sexual and gender minorities in the emergency department: A scoping review

2022

STUDY OBJECTIVE: This scoping review was conducted to collate and summarize the published research literature addressing sexual and gender minority care in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Using PRISMA-ScR criteria,...

Cost-effectiveness of HIV retention and re-engagement interventions in high-income countries: A systematic literature review

2022

Engagement in lifelong HIV care is critical for both patient and public health, yet there are limited resources to invest in improving HIV outcomes. We systematically reviewed evidence on the...

A systematic review of linkage-to-care and antiretroviral initiation implementation strategies in low- and middle-income countries across sub-Saharan Africa

2022

Linkage to care (LTC) and initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) are key components in the longitudinal care cascade for people living with HIV. Many strategies to optimize these stages of...

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