Blog: HIV-Positive Women and Couples Face Unique Reproductive Health Decisions
July 30, 2010
One developing country HIV/AIDS dilemma that was not addressed at the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 is "the complex reproductive health decisions faced by HIV-infected women or by couples, at least one of whom is infected by HIV," according to a post on the Center for Strategic and International Studies' "Smart Global Health" blog. The post discusses the challenges of HIV-positive women who want to get pregnant, who don't want to get pregnant and who are already pregnant. The author writes that "the coverage of such specialized programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) -- and their linkage to routine family planning, antenatal programs, and HIV treatment -- is sporadic but growing, and these programs deserve targeted support" by policy makers (Nieburg, 7/26).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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