Fertility desire in hiv/aids research during 1992-2019: A systematic text mining of global literature

Giang Hai Ha, Hai T. Phan, Giang T. Vu, Bach X. Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Roger C.M. Ho, Cyrus S.H. Ho

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There has been an increase of fertility desire among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) thanks to the advancement of HIV treatment and prevention of mother-to-children transmission programs. However, the development of research focusing on this topic over the past three decades is not well documented. We aimed to explore the trend of global publications regarding fertility desires among PLWH and identify their contents through the natural language processing technique. Dataset from 1992 to 2019 was downloaded using the Web of Science Core Collection. Bibliometric indicators such as change in total publications, citations, and countries’ collaboration were examined. Main topics of selected publications were determined using the latent Dirichlet allocation. There were 303 articles published during the period 1992-2019, with a rapid increase in the number of publications in the past 5 years. Common themes included determinants of fertility desire, HIV prevention for adolescents, and safer conception for couples affected with HIV. However, publications on HIV care and antenatal care for women with HIV had been still limited. Findings suggested a call for the future support and collaborations for fertility intention, as well as the promotion of HIV care and service for adolescents and pregnant women with HIV, especially in countries with poor resources and a high burden of HIV/AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2020


  • Content analysis
  • Fertility desire
  • People living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Scientometrics
  • Text mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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