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HIV prevention advice for people with serious mental illness

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2016
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Title
HIV prevention advice for people with serious mental illness
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009639.pub3
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Authors

Nicola Wright, Athfah Akhtar, Graeme E Tosh, Andrew V Clifton

Abstract

People with serious mental illness have rates of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infection higher than expected in the general population for the same demographic area. Despite this elevated prevalence, UK national strategies around sexual health and HIV prevention do not state that people with serious mental illness are a high risk group. However, a significant proportion in this group are sexually active and engage in HIV-risk behaviours including having multiple sexual partners, infrequent use of condoms and trading sex for money or drugs. Therefore we propose the provision of HIV prevention advice could enhance the physical and social well being of this population. To assess the effects of HIV prevention advice in reducing morbidity, mortality and preserving the quality of life in people with serious mental illness. We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Trials Register (24 January 2012; 4 July 2016). We planned to include all randomised controlled trials focusing on HIV prevention advice versus standard care or comparing HIV prevention advice with other more focused methods of delivering care or information for people with serious mental illness. Review authors (NW, AC, AA, GT) independently screened search results and did not identify any studies that fulfilled the review's criteria. We did not identify any randomised studies that evaluated advice regarding HIV for people with serious mental illness. The excluded studies illustrate that randomisation of packages of care relevant to both people with serious mental illness and HIV risk are possible. Policy makers, clinicians, researchers and service users need to collaborate to produce guidance on how best to provide advice for people with serious mental illness in preventing the spread of HIV infection. It is entirely feasible that this could be within the context of a well-designed simple large randomised study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 265 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 54 20%
Student > Master 39 15%
Student > Bachelor 27 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 8%
Other 12 5%
Other 36 14%
Unknown 76 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 93 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 10%
Psychology 20 8%
Social Sciences 15 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 2%
Other 23 9%
Unknown 83 31%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 February 2017.
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#7,179,476
of 25,457,858 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8,275
of 11,499 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#103,052
of 340,343 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#180
of 249 outputs
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