Delivering safer conception services to HIV serodiscordant couples in Kenya: perspectives from healthcare providers and HIV serodiscordant couples

Kenneth Ngure, Grace Kimemia, Kristin Dew, Njambi Njuguna, Nelly Mugo, Connie Celum, Jared M Baeten, Renee Heffron

For HIV serodiscordant couples in resource-limited settings, pregnancy is common despite the risk of sexual and/or perinatal HIV transmission. Some safer conception strategies to reduce HIV transmission during pregnancy attempts are available but often not used for reasons including knowledge, accessibility, preference and others. We sought to understand Kenyan health providers’ and HIV serodiscordant couples’ perspectives and experiences with safer conception.

March 10, 2017
Year of publication
2017
Tags
Kenya, 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