Men-centered Approaches for Primary and Secondary Prevention of HIV/ AIDS: A Scoping Review of Effective Interventions
Jalila Jbilou*, Steven S Robertson, Homayoon Jazebizadeh, Lise Gallant, Mark Robinson, Sarah Pakzad and Gilles Tremblay
Université de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jalila Jbilou
Université de Moncton, Campus de Moncton
Pavillon Léopold-Taillon, 18, avenue Antonine-Maillet
Moncton, NB, Canada E1A 3E9
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 27, 2013; Accepted Date: October 30, 2013; Published Date: November 03, 2013
Citation: Jbilou J, Robertson SS, Jazebizadeh H, Gallant L, Robinson M, et al. (2013) Men-centered Approaches for Primary and Secondary Prevention of HIV/AIDS: A Scoping Review of Effective Interventions. J AIDS Clin Res 4:257. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000257
Copyright: © 2013 Jbilou J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Approximately 65,000 people live with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Canada and around 82% of declared cases (52,932 cases) of HIV and AIDS are men. Without evidence-based specific interventions, HIV will continue to spread. This scoping review aims to identify evidence on best practice programs for sexual and reproductive health promotion (i.e. HIV/AIDS) targeting men, and to document the best channels for reaching men. English and French language literature indexed in relevant electronic databases was systematically searched. This was complemented by a manual search through five periodicals specializing in men's health. A total of 6608 articles were identified and 39 articles that met all inclusion and exclusion criteria were retained in the synthesis. Three reviewers independently extracted information on: health topic (i.e. HIV/AIDS), design of services (structure and resources), modes of delivery, content of intervention and main outcomes. The preventive practices with the strongest supportive evidence included, just in time information available through electronic channels (website or cell phone). Interventions designed for men only, showed significantly greater effectiveness compared to interventions targeting both men and women. We derived practical recommendations to design an integrated evidence-based preventive intervention targeting men.