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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2015

Interventions for Improving Employment Outcomes for Workers with HIV

Description of Resource: 
This systematic review evaluated 3 approaches to preventing HIV-positive people from losing their jobs due to illness or to help them return to work. The first approach is to use antiretroviral drug therapy to keep the disease and its symptoms from getting worse. The second is to make changes to work tasks or the work environment. The third is to offer psychological support to help HIV-positive people cope better with their condition. The review found very low-quality evidence that antiretroviral therapy interventions could improve employment outcomes for HIV-positive people. High-quality, randomized trials are needed to find out if any of these interventions can improve employment outcomes for HIV-positive people.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Library
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Disability and Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
Robinson R, Okpo E, Mngoma N. Interventions for improving employment outcomes for workers with HIV. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD010090. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010090.pub2. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010090.pub2/abstract