people living with HIV (PLHIV)

'Management of a spoiled identity': systematic review of interventions to address self-stigma among people living with and affected by HIV

Self-stigma, also known as internalised stigma, is a global public health threat because it keeps people from accessing HIV and other health services. By hampering HIV testing, treatment and prevention, self-stigma can compromise the sustainability of health interventions and have serious epidemiological consequences. This review synthesised existing evidence of interventions aiming to reduce self-stigma experienced by people living with HIV and key populations affected by HIV in low-income and middle-income countries.
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People Living with HIV Stigma Index

Stigma remains one of the biggest barriers preventing people living with HIV from accessing healthcare. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index was first launched in 2008. Ten years on, it was replaced by and updated and strengthened Stigma Index 2.0.

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Differentiated Antiretroviral Therapy Delivery: Implementation Barriers and Enablers in South Africa

Scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV requires differentiated models of ART delivery to improve access and contribute to achieving viral suppression for 95% of people on ART. We examined barriers and enablers in South Africa via semistructured interviews with 33 respondents (program implementers, nurses, and other health care providers) from 11 organizations.
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I don't want them to know: how stigma creates dilemmas for engagement with Treat-all HIV care for people living with HIV in Eswatini

Drawing on Goffman's stigma work, we aimed to investigate how stigma may influence the engagement of clinically asymptomatic people living with HIV (PLHIV) with Treat-all HIV care in Shiselweni, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). This longitudinal research comprised 106 interviews conducted from August 2016 to September 2017, including repeated interviews with 30 PLHIV, and one-off interviews with 20 healthcare workers.
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Key Populations Atlas

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UNAIDS

UNAIDS has just relaunched its Key Populations Atlas, an online tool that provides a range of information about members of key populations worldwide, including sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, transgender people and prisoners. In collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Health Organization, and the Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis of the U.S.

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Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP): Training Modules for Promoting Leadership among Persons Living with HIV

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Health Policy Plus (HP+)

Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP): Training Modules for Promoting Leadership among Persons Living with HIV, is now updated and expanded.

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Prevalence and factors associated with depression in people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Charlotte Bernard, François Dabis, Nathalie de Rekeneire

Depression, one of the most common psychiatric disorders, is two- to three-times more prevalent in people living with HIV (PLHIV) than in the general population in many settings as shown in western countries but remains neglected in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We aimed to summarize the available evidence on the prevalence of depression and associated factors according to the scales used and the treatment status in PLHIV in SSA.

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Global burden of disease of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: an updated analysis

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Radha Rajasingham, Rachel M Smith, Benjamin J Park, Joseph N Jarvis, Nelesh P Govender, Tom M Chiller, David W Denning, Angela Loyse, David R Boulware

Cryptococcus is the most common cause of meningitis in adults living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Global burden estimates are crucial to guide prevention strategies and to determine treatment needs, and we aimed to provide an updated estimate of global incidence of HIV-associated cryptococcal disease.

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