Category Archives: Testing

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...

Screening and prevention of HPV-related anogenital cancers in women living with HIV in Europe: Results from a systematic review

2024

Background Women living with HIV (WLWH) are at increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers. Throughout Europe, there is great heterogeneity among guidelines for screening programmes, access to HPV testing...

Counseling supporting HIV self-testing and linkage to care among men who have se with men: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2024

BACKGROUND: Counseling supporting HIV self-testing (HIVST) is helpful in facilitating linkage to care and promoting behavior changes among men who have sex with men (MSM). Different levels of counseling support...

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...

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...

Systematic review of neighborhood factors impacting HIV care continuum participation in the United States

2023

Social determinants have been increasingly implicated in accelerating HIV vulnerability, particularly for disenfranchised communities. Among these determinants, neighborhood factors play an important role in undermining HIV prevention. However, there has...

A systematic review of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation in U.S. emergency departments: Patient screening, prescribing, and linkage to care

2023

In the pursuit of ending the HIV epidemic, U.S. emergency departments (EDs) have emerged as a valuable setting to increase HIV testing and linkage to care. There is limited data...

Social network strategies to distribute HIV self-testing kits: A global systematic review and network meta-analysis

2023

INTRODUCTION: Social network strategies, in which social networks are utilized to influence individuals or communities, are increasingly being used to deliver human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) interventions to key populations. We...

How much does HIV self-testing cost in low and middle income countries? A systematic review of evidence from economic studies

2023

OBJECTIVES: HIV self-testing (HIVST) has been proposed as an innovative strategy to diagnose human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While HIVST offers the potential to broaden accessibility of early HIV diagnosis and...

Statistical methods applied for the assessment of the HIV cascade and continuum of care: A systematic scoping review

2023

OBJECTIVES: This scoping review aims to identify and synthesise existing statistical methods used to assess the progress of HIV treatment programmes in terms of the HIV cascade and continuum of...

The association of women’s empowerment with HIV-related indicators: A pooled analysis of demographic and health surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

2023

Background Women’s empowerment is an important factor for HIV prevention, but the association with HIV-related indicators has never been quantified. In this study, we examined the association between women’s empowerment...

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