Category Archives: Health Systems

An overview of Patient Advisory Councils and Community Advisory Councils in health care

2022

Key take-home messages Patient Advisory Councils and Community Advisory Councils promote patient engagement and the development of strategies and interventions to benefit the delivery of patient care; these collaborative councils...

Best practices to increase the uptake of HIV and HCV testing among people who use drugs

2022

Interventions that provide HIV and/or HCV testing have been offered in a variety of settings. These include community settings such as outpatient drug treatment clinics, mobile clinics, harm reduction services...

How the term ‘self-management’ is used in HIV research in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review

2022

This scoping review assessed how the term ‘self-management’ (SM) is used in peer-reviewed literature describing HIV populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This review followed the Preferred Reporting Items...

Engaging young Black males in sexual and reproductive health care: A review of the literature

2022

Young Black males (YBM) ages 18 to 24 years are more at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and have a substantially greater need for sexual reproductive health (SRH)...

Public health implications of adapting HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis programs for virtual service delivery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review

2022

BACKGROUND: The novel coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) threatens to disrupt global progress towards HIV epidemic control. Opportunities exist to leverage ongoing...

How do geriatricians feel about managing older people living with HIV? A scoping review

2022

Purpose: The proportion of people living with HIV being older adults is increasing and due to high rates of multimorbidity and frailty within this group geriatricians are well placed to contribute...

Mixed methods systematic review and metasummary about barriers and facilitators for the implementation of cotrimoxazole and isoniazid—Preventive therapies for people living with HIV

2022

BACKGROUND: Cotrimoxazole and isoniazid preventive therapy (CPT, IPT) have been shown to be efficacious therapies for the prevention of opportunistic infections and tuberculosis (TB) among people living with human immunodeficiency...

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...

Roles, barriers, and recommendations for community health workers providing community-based HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa: A review

2022

While the impact of Community Health Workers (CHWs) on home-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care has been documented, barriers and recommendations have not been systematically reviewed. Following the reporting requirements...

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...

Use of quality-of-life instruments for people living with HIV: A global systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Introduction: Due to the effectiveness of combined antiretroviral therapy and its growing availability worldwide, most people living with HIV (PLHIV) have a near-normal life expectancy. However, PLHIV continue to face various...

HIV and STI testing preferences for men who have sex with men in high-income countries: A scoping review

2022

Background: Regular testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) is recommended at least annually for sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) in most high-income countries....

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