Category Archives: Health Systems

Facility-based indicators to manage and scale up cervical cancer prevention and care services for women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A three-round online Delphi consensus method

2024

BACKGROUND: Of women with cervical cancer (CC) and HIV, 85% live in sub-Saharan Africa, where 21% of all CC cases are attributable to HIV infection. We aimed to generate internationally...

The impact of supervised drug consumption services (SCS)

2024

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HIV prevention and treatment interventions for Black men who have sex with men in Canada: Scoping systematic review

2024

BACKGROUND: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) experience disproportionately high HIV incidence globally. A comprehensive, intersectional approach (race, gender, and sexuality or sexual behavior) in understanding the experiences...

Effectiveness and acceptance of group therapy as a mental health intervention for people living with HIV in Africa—A scoping literature review

2024

Mental health problems are highly prevalent among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), yet mental health care in African countries is scarce. There is growing interest in understanding the effect of...

The cost-effectiveness of Dolutegravir in combination with Tenofovir and Lamivudine for HIV therapy: A systematic review

2024

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends dolutegravir (DTG), a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) medicine, as the first- and second-line treatment for all populations because, when compared to an efavirenz (EFV)...

Advances in HIV self-testing: Systematic review of current developments and the road ahead in high-burden countries of Africa

2023

OBJECTIVES: Although HIV self-testing technologies have created new opportunities for achieving national and global HIV testing goals, current developments have not been compiled to inform policy and practice, especially in...

Differences in breastfeeding duration by maternal HIV status: A pooled analysis of nationally representative surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

2024

BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding improves child survival but is a source of mother-to-child HIV transmission among women with unsuppressed HIV infection. Estimated HIV incidence in children is sensitive to breastfeeding duration among...

The provider’s role in retaining Black women with HIV in care: A scoping review

2024

Black/African American women represent 54% of new HIV cases among all women in the United States, face higher rates of morbidity and mortality, and are often understudied. The patient-provider relationship...

Interventions supporting engagement with sexual healthcare among people of Black ethnicity: A systematic review of behaviour change techniques

2024

BACKGROUND: Black ethnic groups are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This review aimed to identify interventions designed to increase engagement with sexual healthcare among people of Black ethnicity...

Hiding in plain sight: Highlighting the research gap on access to HIV and other sexual health services for underrepresented gay men in developed Western countries—Insights from a scoping review with a focus on Arab men

2024

BACKGROUND: Strategies pertaining to HIV and sexual health for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) have shifted focus towards underrepresented subgroups within some developed Western...

Providing anti-retroviral treatment did not achieve the ambition of ‘Joint united nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) among HIV positive patient in Ethiopia’: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

INTRODUCTION: Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) has great importance in reducing viral load. Though a global effort was made to suppress viral load, the level of viral load suppression among ART patients...

Overcoming structural barriers to diffusion of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis

2023

HIV prevention with antiretroviral medication in the form of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) offers a critical tool to halt the HIV pandemic. Barriers to PrEP access across drug types, formulations, and...

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