The role of family planning in achieving safe pregnancy for serodiscordant couples: commentary from the United States government’s interagency task force on family planning and HIV service integration

Jennifer Mason, Amy Medley, Sarah Yeiser, Vienna R Nightingale, Nithya Mani, Tabitha Sripipatana, Andrew Abutu, Beverly Johnston, D. Heather Watts

People living with HIV (PLHIV) have the right to exercise voluntary choices about their health, including their reproductive health. This commentary discusses the integral role that family planning (FP) plays in helping PLHIV, including those in serodiscordant relationships, achieve conception safely. The United States (US) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is committed to meeting the reproductive health needs of PLHIV by improving their access to voluntary FP counselling and services, including prevention of unintended pregnancy and counselling for safer conception.

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, PEPFAR, safe conception