Systematic Review of Couple-Based HIV Intervention and Prevention Studies: Advantages, Gaps, and Future Directions

Tina Jiwatram-Negrón, Nabila El-Bassel

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Abstract

We conducted a systematic review of couple-based HIV biobehavioral (skills-building, VCT, and adherence) and biomedical (ART, circumcision) prevention and intervention studies designed to reduce sexual- and drug-risk behaviors and HIV transmission and acquisition. Of the 11,162 papers identified in the search, 93 peer-reviewed papers met the inclusion criteria and yielded a total of 33 studies conducted globally. Biobehavioral couple-based prevention and intervention studies have been efficacious in reducing sexual- and drug-risk behaviors, increasing access to HIV testing and care, and improving adherence. Biomedical couple-based studies were found to reduce HIV incidence among HIV-negative sex partners and viral load among HIV-positive partners. Despite much progress, couple-based HIV prevention and intervention studies remain limited; a number of methodological gaps exist and studies focusing on MSM, people who inject drugs, and sex workers are scarce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1864-1887
Number of pages24
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Couple-based
  • HIV
  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Systematic Review of Couple-Based HIV Intervention and Prevention Studies : Advantages, Gaps, and Future Directions. / Jiwatram-Negrón, Tina; El-Bassel, Nabila.

In: AIDS and Behavior, Vol. 18, No. 10, 20.09.2014, p. 1864-1887.

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