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Table 2 Research summary of the included publications

From: Sexual and reproductive health of women living with HIV in Muslim-majority countries: a systematic mixed studies review

Author/year of studyCountryStudy Type & SampleAim of StudyMain ThemesQuality Score**
Fertility DesireContraceptive UsePerinatal ExperienceSafer SexSexual Life
Adam et al., 2016 [39]SudanQuantitative (descriptive study) / 26 WLHIV*To investigate the maternal characteristics, pregnancy outcomes and estimate of maternal to child transmission of HIV among HIV infected women.x x  25%
Anwar et al., 2010 [40]BangladeshSequential mixed method / 15 PLHIV* (Qualitative); 38 WLHIV & 76 MLHIV1 (Quantitative)To explore sexual life of people with HIV/AIDS in Bangladeshxx xx75%
Behboodi-Moghadam et al., 2015 [41]IranQualitative (content analysis) / 15 WLHIVTo explore fertility intentions and experiences of infected women with HIVx x x75%
Behboodi-Moghadam et al., 2016 [42]IranQualitative (content analysis) / 12 pregnant WLHIVTo explore the experience of pregnancy among Iranian women with HIVx x  75%
Davis et al., 2017 [43]KazakhstanQuantitative (cross-sectional study) / 242 WLHIVTo determine the extent which HIV-positive women are trading sex and to identify risk factors that may drive participation in sex trading among this population    x75%
El Fane et al., 2011 [44]MoroccoQuantitative (descriptive study)/72 WLHIV & 62 MLHIVTo identify sexual disorders affecting PLWHA and to determine factors influencing their sexuality   xx50%
Jiwatram-Negron et al., 2017 [45]KazakhstanQuantitative (cross-sectional survey) / 249 WLHIVTo explore whether similar or different patterns of risk and protective factors emerge    x75%
Kaplan et al., 2016 [46]LebanonQualitative (constant comparative) / 10 WLHIVTo develop a framework that facilitates understanding of the process by which women created meaning in their lives during and after learning of their sero-positivity.x    75%
Karaosmanoglu et al., 2011 [47]TurkeyQuantitative (descriptive study)/27 WLHIV & 109 MLHIVTo determine the epidemiologic and clinical features of patient with HIV infections and AIDS followed during a 3.5-year period.   x 50%
Mohammadi et al., 2015 [48]IranQualitative (content analysis)/10 WLHIVTo explore the lived experience of domestic violence in Iranian HIV-infected women    x75%
Nedjat et al., 2015 [49]IranMixed method descriptive sudy / 25 WLHIV & 20 MLHIV (Qualitative); 160 WLHIV & 240 MLHIVTo evaluate the sexual and reproductive health needs of PLHIV in Tehranxxxxx100%
Rahmalia et al., 2015 [50]IndonesiaQuantitative (prospective cohort) / 881 WLHIV & 1781 MLHIVTo determine the relative proportion of female patients in an HIV cohort and characterized their probable transmission route and reproductive profile. x x 75%
Saeieh et al., 2016 [51]IranQualitative (content analysis) / 18 WLHIVTo explore experience s of HIV positive women about contraceptive usexx xx75%
  1. *WLHIV Women living with HIV, PLHIV People living with HIV, MLHIV Men living with HIV
  2. **Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool version 2011 [30]. The score is 25% when QUAL = 1 or QUAN = 1 or MM = 0; it is 50% when QUAL = 2 or QUAN = 2 or MM = 1; it is 75% when QUAL = 3 or QUAN = 3 or MM = 2; and it is 100% when QUAL = 4 and QUAN = 4 and MM = 3 (QUAL being the score of the qualitative component; QUAN the score of the quantitative component; and MM the score of the mixed methods component