Integrating cervical cancer with HIV healthcare services: a systematic review

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Sigfrid, Louise
Murphy, Georgina
Haldane, Victoria
Leh Hoon Chuah, Fiona
Ee Ong, Suan
Cervero Liceras, Francisco
Watt, Nicola
Alconada Romero, ÁlvaroAlconada Romero, Álvaro - ORCID ID
Otero García, LauraOtero García, Laura - ORCID ID
Balabanova, Dina
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Cervical cancer is a major public health problem. Even though readily preventable, it is the fourth leading cause of death in women globally. Women living with HIV are at increased risk of invasive cervical cancer, highlighting the need for access to screening and treatment for this population. Integration of services has been proposed as an effective way of improving access to cervical cancer screening especially in areas of high HIV prevalence as well as lower resourced settings. This paper presents the results of a systematic review of programs integrating cervical cancer and HIV services globally, including feasibility, acceptability, clinical outcomes and facilitators for service delivery.
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Plos One, 2017, vol. 12, núm. 7, p. 1-26