Systematic literature review on internet-based interventions to prevent HIV transmission

Geeta V Savla, The University of Texas School of Public Health


Objective. To perform a systematic review of the internet based HIV prevention interventions.^ Data Source. Data resources including Ovid Medline, CINAHL (EBSCOhost and Psycinfo) were searched for the relevant articles. Study Selection: Studies were selected if the entire article was in English, Randomized control trial performed after 1998 till current, internet based aimed towards HIV/AIDS prevention. ^ Data Extraction. Each relevant article was coded using a code sheet which consisted of background information, study characteristics, study population information, program details, intervention and results. Data Synthesis: Total of seven relevant articles were coded and the information obtained was incorporated into the evidence tables for comparison.^ Conclusion. Overall the internet based HIV prevention studies have been very successful in recruiting large number of people but has not been able to show effective results due to high attrition. More research needs to be done in the area.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Public Health|Education, Health|Education, Technology of

Recommended Citation

Savla, Geeta V, "Systematic literature review on internet-based interventions to prevent HIV transmission" (2011). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1494827.