A global bibliometric analysis of antiretroviral treatment adherence: implications for interventions and research development (GAPRESEARCH)

Bach Xuan Tran, Chi Linh Hoang, Wilson Tam, Hai Thanh Phan, Giang Thu Vu, Carl Latkin, Cyrus S.H. Ho, Roger C.M. Ho

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Abstract

The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has helped HIV population to live longer, but they could face not only AIDS-related morbidity but also other non-communicable diseases. Paying attention to ART adherence requires a system thinking with the life-long factors, individual-environment interactions and contextualized dynamics. Although several quantitative research had been conducted, they were not able to fully demonstrate the development of research approaches and scopes of previous studies. Essential and practical public health policy should be based on the most accessible and strategically analyzed evidence. Therefore, our study uses a scientometric approach to supplement previous reviews research covering until the end of 2017. Using a combination of two quantitative approaches to supplement previous reviews, we attempt to identify the research trends and potential research gaps which could be very helpful for policies and practices enhancements to inform evidence-based strategies. Our result indicates countries tend to collaborate in traditional models rather than prioritize severity and characteristics of HIV epidemics. Further ART research should highlight the incorporation of newly developed technology to examine long-term impacts, combine multiple measures, address contextual factors, and involve available technologies and resources, e.g., family, community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-644
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 3 2020

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • ART
  • HIV
  • Scientometric
  • mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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