Experiences of people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries and their perspectives in self-management: a meta-synthesis

  • Published on 08/02/2024
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Dadi Tegene Legese 1,2, Wiemers Anja M. C. 2, Tegene Yadessa 1,2, Medhin Girmay 3,4, Spigt Mark 2,5

1 https://ror.org/04r15fz20 School of Public Health, College of Medicine & Health Science Hawassa University Hawassa Ethiopia
2 https://ror.org/02jz4aj89 Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI) Maastricht University Maastricht Netherlands
3 https://ror.org/038b8e254 Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology Addis Ababa University Addis Ababa Ethiopia
4 MERQ Consultancy PLC Addis Ababa Ethiopia
5 https://ror.org/00wge5k78 General Practice Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine UiT the Arctic University of Norway Tromsö Norway


Introduction Availability of anti-retroviral treatment has changed HIV in to a manageable chronic disease, making effective self-management essential. However, only a few studies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) reported experiences of people living with HIV (PLWH) on self-management.
Methods This meta-synthesis of qualitative studies investigated perspectives of PLWH in LMICs on self-management. Various databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, EBSCO,...


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