Category Archives: Sexual risk behaviour

HIV prevention research with U.S. military service members: A systematic review

2022

Introduction: With the goal of maintaining mission readiness, the U.S. Department of Defense monitors a variety of health behaviors among its active duty military service members, including sexual health, HIV, and...

Barriers and facilitators to acceptability of the female condom in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

2022

BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, remain a significant public health challenge for low- and middle-income countries, and about 111 million unintended pregnancies occur in these countries annually. The female...

eHealth interventions to address HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, sexual risk behavior, substance use, and mental ill-health in men who have sex with men: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Background: Men who have sex with men experience disproportionately high levels of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual risk behavior, substance use, and mental ill-health. These experiences are interrelated,...

Queering poppers literature: A critical interpretive synthesis of health sciences research on alkyl nitrite use and Canadian policy

2022

BACKGROUND: Poppers (alkyl nitrites) are vasodilators used by many gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) to relieve pain, enhance pleasure, and facilitate penetration during sex....

Integration of family planning into HIV services: A systematic review

2022

BACKGROUND: The unmet need for safe and effective contraception still remains high. In 2017, about 25% of women of childbearing age who wanted to avoid pregnancy in the developing world...

Risky sexual practice and associated factors among people living with HIV/AIDS receiving antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

BACKGROUND: The risky sexual behavior of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) may impose a risk of transmitting the disease to their partners and increase Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) co-infection. This...

The association between methamphetamine use and number of sexual partners in men who have sex with men: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use in men who have sex with men population is significantly higher than that in the general population. Meth use can cause high-risk sexual behaviors, such as having...

Systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the knowledge and use of the female condom among Nigerians

2021

BACKGROUND: The female condom (FC) is a critical component in a comprehensive and sustainable approach to prevent HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. OBJECTIVES: This review provides comprehensive...

A scoping review of sexual transmission related HIV research among key populations in Malaysia: Implications for interventions across the HIV care cascade

2021

The Malaysian government has committed to ‘Fast Tracking the HIV Response’ to achieve UNAIDS 2030 targets to end AIDS. The epidemic is concentrated among key populations and has shifted from...

Contraception values and preferences of people living with HIV: A systematic review

2021

OBJECTIVE: Attention to the contraception values and preferences of those living with HIV is essential to meeting their reproductive rights and health needs. We systematically reviewed the literature on contraception...

Cash transfers for HIV prevention: A systematic review

2021

BACKGROUND: Given the success of cash programs in improving health outcomes and addressing upstream drivers of HIV risk such as poverty and education, there has been an increasing interest in...

Global burden and changing trend of hepatitis C virus infection in HIV-positive and HIV-negative MSM: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Background: The disease burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) is changing. We aim to provide an updated comprehensive...

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