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.

 

Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2005
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English