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Section edited by Maria Ekstrand

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of healthcare provision for and the social aspects of HIV/AIDS in developing countries, including awareness, stigma, prevention, treatment, and all other aspects.

  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Armed conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and still continues. This conflict has resulted in an intensification of poverty, displacement and migration, and has weakened the local health system. Ukraine...

    Authors: Marissa Becker, Olga Balakireva, Daria Pavlova, Shajy Isac, Eve Cheuk, Elizabeth Roberts, Evelyn Forget, Huiting Ma, Lisa Lazarus, Paul Sandstrom, James Blanchard, Sharmistha Mishra, Rob Lorway and Michael Pickles

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:16

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Mexican law permits syringe purchase and possession without prescription. Nonetheless, people who inject drugs (PWID) frequently report arrest for syringe possession. Extrajudicial arrests not only violate hum...

    Authors: Mario Morales, Claudia Rafful, Tommi L. Gaines, Javier A. Cepeda, Daniela Abramovitz, Irina Artamonova, Pieter Baker, Erika Clairgue, Maria Luisa Mittal, Teresita Rocha-Jimenez, Jaime Arredondo, Thomas Kerr, Arnulfo Bañuelos, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Leo Beletsky

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:36

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  3. Content type: Research article

    French Guiana is highly affected by HIV. The migrant population is particularly susceptible. The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of risk of HIV transmission and its perception among migrants ...

    Authors: August Eubanks, Marie Claire Parriault, Astrid Van Melle, Célia Basurko, Leila Adriouch, Claire Cropet and Mathieu Nacher

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:24

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Estimation of the size of populations at risk of HIV is a key activity in the surveillance of the HIV epidemic. The existing framework for considering future research needs may provide decision-makers with a b...

    Authors: Ali Safarnejad, Wim Groot and Milena Pavlova

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:7

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) is an HIV prevention strategy that promotes the principles of confidentiality and informed consent. International research has highlighted VCT counselors’ isolation from ...

    Authors: Claudia Mora, Simone Monteiro and Carlos Otávio Fiúza Moreira

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:31

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV. Despite their high vulnerability to HIV, lack of adequate epidemiological and surveillance data related to this population in many countries prevents ...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Srean Chhim, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun and Gitau Mburu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:14

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  7. Content type: Research article

    HIV screening has existed in numerous methods as an important part of HIV prevention efforts over the years. Premarital HIV testing for couples who wish to marry has been implemented in a number of regions, wh...

    Authors: Sima Barmania and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:12

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  8. Content type: Research article

    HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) in high burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa varies between 24 and 72%, however their access to HIV services remains limited. This study explored FSWs’ perspect...

    Authors: Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Geofrey Musinguzi, Juliet Kiguli, Fred Nuwaha, Geoffrey Mujisha, Joshua Musinguzi, Jim Arinaitwe and Joseph K. B. Matovu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:11

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Cameroon government has made HIV testing and counselling (HTC) a priority in its HIV/AIDS strategic plan. However, there is a dearth of literature on the perspectives of providers on the quality of HTC ser...

    Authors: Patrice Ngangue, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Emmanuelle Bedard

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:9

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Globally there are about 3.3million children under the age of 15 years living with HIV. Of this number, 88% live in sub-Saharan Africa. In Ghana, an estimated 33,000 children were said to be living with the HI...

    Authors: Eric Gyamfi, Paul Okyere, Acheampong Enoch and Emmanuel Appiah-Brempong

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:8

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Early infant male circumcision (EIMC) has been identified as a key HIV prevention intervention. Exploring the decision-making process for adoption of EIMC for HIV prevention among parents and other key stakeho...

    Authors: Webster Mavhu, Karin Hatzold, Getrude Ncube, Shamiso Fernando, Collin Mangenah, Kumbirai Chatora, Roy Dhlamini, Owen Mugurungi, Ismail Ticklay and Frances M. Cowan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:2

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of HIV in Malawi is one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, and misconceptions about its mode of transmission are considered a major contributor to the continued spread of the virus.

    Authors: Yujiro Sano, Roger Antabe, Kilian Nasung Atuoye, Lucia Kafui Hussey, Jason Bayne, Sylvester Zackaria Galaa, Paul Mkandawire and Isaac Luginaah

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:16

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Couples HIV testing and counseling (CHTC) at antenatal care (ANC) settings allows pregnant women to learn the HIV status of themselves and their partners. Couples can make decisions together to prevent HIV tra...

    Authors: Rangsima Lolekha, Nareeluck Kullerk, Mitchell I Wolfe, Kanyarat Klumthanom, Thapanaporn Singhagowin, Sarika Pattanasin, Potjaman Sombat, Thananda Naiwatanakul, Chailai Leartvanangkul and Nipunporn Voramongkol

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:39

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Male involvement (MI) in Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) services remains low despite the progress registered in the implementation of the PMTCT program...

    Authors: Alinane Linda Nyondo, Angela Faith Chimwaza and Adamson Sinjani Muula

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:30

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Campaigns have been conducted in a number of low HIV prevalence African settings, as a strategy to expand HIV testing, and it is important to assess the extent to which individual rights and quality of care ar...

    Authors: Alice Desclaux, Odette Ky-Zerbo, Jean-François Somé and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:27

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In India, approximately 49,000 women living with HIV become pregnant and deliver each year. While the government of India has made progress increasing the availability of prevention of mother-to-child transmis...

    Authors: Purnima Madhivanan, Karl Krupp, Vinay Kulkarni, Sanjeevani Kulkarni, Neha Vaidya, Reshma Shaheen, Sean Philpott and Celia Fisher

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In a context of inadequate human resources for health, this study investigated whether traditional healers have the knowledge and skill base which could be utilised to assist in the scaling up of HIV preventio...

    Authors: Gavin George, Ethel Chitindingu and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:45

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents and parents’ differ in their perceptions regarding engaging in sexual activity and protecting themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The views of adolescents and pare...

    Authors: Emmanuel Asampong, Joseph Osafo, Jeffrey Bart Bingenheimer and Clement Ahiadeke

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:40

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  19. Content type: Debate

    The failure to reduce preventable maternal deaths represents a violation of women’s right to life, health, non-discrimination and equality. Maternal deaths result from weaknesses in health systems: inadequate ...

    Authors: Farai D Madzimbamuto, Sunanda Ray and Keitshokile D Mogobe

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:27

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  20. Content type: Research article

    HIV/AIDS is the major problem and an obstacle to both the health and development of people in Ethiopia today. It is also indicated that the use of substances have dramatically increased despite the serious con...

    Authors: Marelign Tilahun Malaju and Gistane Ayele Asale

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:10

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