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Epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention strategies of HIV, HPV, and other sexually transmitted infections among cisgender and transgender youth: A narrative review

2024

Adolescents face an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with alarming data especially concerning HIV. Limited data exists for teenagers regarding the influence of their gender identity (GI)...

Efficacy of behavioral interventions to increase engagement in sexual health services among LatinX youth in the United States: A meta-analysis for post-pandemic implications

2024

Introduction LatinX youth in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by HIV and STIs, commonly attributed to a lack of diagnostic testing and regular physician consultations to address sexual health. These...

Family-based interventions in youth to prevent HIV/AIDS: A systematic review

2023

Parents are primary sex educators of their teenagers and also function as resources for advice and information about sexual decision-making and partner selection. So far, various family-based programs were carried...

Advancing adolescent and young adult HIV prevention and care and treatment through use of multi-level theories and frameworks: A scoping review and adapted HIV ecological framework

2024

While multi-level theories and frameworks have become a cornerstone in broader efforts to address HIV inequities, little is known regarding their application in adolescent and young adult (AYA) HIV research....

Barriers and facilitators to utilizing HIV prevention and treatment services among migrant youth globally: A scoping review

2024

Both migrants and young people experience disproportionately high rates of HIV acquisition and poor access to HIV prevention and treatment services. To develop effective interventions and reach epidemic control, it...

Incidence and risks of HIV infection, medication options, and adverse effects in accidental needle stick injuries: A narrative review

2024

Accidental needle sticks can lead to infections, including HIV. As scientists have learned more about HIV and its replicative physiology, identification of target sites and novel medications have been developed....

Demand creation and retention strategies for oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men and transgender women: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2023

Background Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) have a disproportionately higher risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection than other groups. Oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis...

Integration of female genital schistosomiasis into HIV/sexual and reproductive health and rights and neglected tropical diseases programmes and services: A scoping review

2023

Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) affects approximately 56 million women and girls across sub-Saharan Africa and is associated with up to a threefold increased prevalence of HIV. Integrating FGS with HIV...

Promising practices for the design and implementation of sexuality education programmes for youth in India: A scoping review

2023

Sexual violence and HIV/AIDS are major public health concerns in India. By promoting bodily autonomy, wellbeing, and dignity through knowledge and skills, comprehensive sexuality education for young people can help...

A systematic review of implementation research on determinants and strategies of effective HIV interventions for men who have sex with men in the United States

2023

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for two-thirds of Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for...

The success of serious game and gamified systems in HIV prevention and care: Scoping review

2023

BACKGROUND: AIDS, which is caused by HIV, has long been one of the most significant global public health issues. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, various types of nonelectronic...

The experience of healthcare workers to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis

2023

BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis has been extensively documented. However, there are substantial gaps between the actual implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis and the ideal goal, especially in low-and middle-income...

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