Priorities for Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Integration
This brief focuses on the following key points:
- Reaching the United Nations General Assembly goal of reducing HIV infections among infants by 50% by 2010 requires preventing unintended pregnancies among HIV-positive women.
- There are important synergies between Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) and Family Planning (FP) services.
- HIV-positive women, especially those on antiretrovirals (ARVs), can have increased need for access to voluntary FP services.
- A wide range of contraceptive options are safe and should be available for HIV-positive women including those on ARVs.