Category Archives: Retention in care

A systematic review of factors critical for HIV health literacy, ART adherence and retention in care in the U.S. for racial and ethnic minorities

2022

Despite advances in antiretroviral treatment (ART), the HIV epidemic persists in the United States (U.S.), with inadequate adherence to treatment and care a major barrier to ending the epidemic. Health...

Interventions to improve early retention of patients in antiretroviral therapy programmes in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2022

BACKGROUND: Several interventions to improve long term retention (12 months and above) on treatment have been rigorously evaluated in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, research on interventions to improve retention of...

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...

Mobile applications in HIV self-management: A systematic review of scientific literature

2021

Self-management through mHealth by mobile apps creates new opportunities for people living with HIV (PLHIV) for integrated and accurate management. Our study focused on current evidence on HIV selfmanagement mobile...

HIV care outcomes among transgender persons with HIV infection in the United States, 2006–2021

2022

Objectives: HIV prevalence is an estimated 14% among transgender women (TW) and 3% among transgender men (TM). HIV care is vital for viral suppression but is hindered by transphobia and HIV...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Community-based ART service delivery for key populations in sub-Saharan Africa: Scoping review of outcomes along the continuum of HIV care

2022

HIV positive key population (KP) often face health system and social barriers to HIV care. KP include sex workers, men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs, transgender...

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...

Adolescents and young adults with early acquired HIV infection in the United States: Unique challenges in treatment and secondary prevention

2021

INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, children who acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at an early age, either perinatally or through blood transfusion, are reaching adolescence and adulthood due to successful antiretroviral treatment (ART)....

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