Achieving pregnancy safely for HIV-serodiscordant couples: a social ecological approach

Haneefa T Saleem, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Julie A Denison, Caitlin E Kennedy

The recognition and fulfilment of the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all individuals and couples affected by HIV, including HIV-serodiscordant couples, requires intervention strategies aimed at achieving safe and healthy pregnancies and preventing undesired pregnancies. Reducing risk of horizontal and vertical transmission and addressing HIV-related infertility are key components of such interventions. In this commentary, we present challenges and opportunities for achieving safe pregnancies for serodiscordant couples through a social ecological lens. 

March 10, 2017
Year of publication
2017
Tags
serodiscordant couples, safe pregnancy, PMTCT, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), rights-based approach, pregnancy outcomes, HIV prevention, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), family planning, safe conception

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