Fertility care interventions should be provided as the first line options for HIV+ serodiscordant couples who desire children in settings with affordable access to care, regardless of their fertility status

With increasing life expectancy, couples with at least one partner afflicted with HIV are more commonly pursuing the opportunity to have biologic offspring. Currently, there are no universally accepted recommendations regarding first line reproductive treatments for HIV serodiscordant couples lacking a history of infertility. We strongly believe that fertility care intervention should be the first line treatment, when affordably accessible, over natural conception for HIV serodiscordant couples to achieve pregnancy in a safe and efficacious manner.

March 10, 2017
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fertility care interventions, fertility status, access to care, infertility, serodiscordant couples, safe pregnancy, PMTCT, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), rights-based approach, pregnancy outcomes, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV prevention