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Table 1 Selection criteria

From: The HIV Care Cascade from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis protocol

Criteria Variables
Inclusion criteria
  HIV-positive people aged 15 years and older in sub-Saharan Africa
Study period after 01 January 2004 (ART initiation after 01 January 2004)
General population
Reporting on a cascade with two or more elements (HIV diagnosed, linked to care, retained in care, on ART, virally suppressed)
Observational studies: cohort or cross-sectional studies
Published in English, French or Spanish
Exclusion criteria
Publication type
  Narrative reviews
Commentaries, editorials or letters
Conference abstracts
Study design
  Randomized controlled trials
Qualitative studies
Case series
Simulations or modelling studies
Unclear study design
Study population
  Populations outside sub-Saharan Africa
Children
Specific sub-populations (for example patients with tuberculosis, or pregnant women)