On discordant couple
, Bishop Obanyi said the church has ways of counselling the families to live a moral life.
Because in the detection of HIV infection in one of the partners (a discordant couple
- when one of the partners is healthy), with a timely treatment, a favorable prognosis for the course of the pregnancy itself is formed, and most importantly, there is a chance of having healthy children.
: a couple in which one partner is infected with HIV and the other is not.
When the female partner is HIV-infected and the male partner is not, a discordant couple
can undergo autologous sperm intrauterine inseminations to achieve conception without placing the man at risk for infection.
(generally) why would a discordant couple
use PrEPs when antiretrovirals with condoms pretty much do the trick?
"Negative people enjoy sex, but the discordant couple
does not enjoy sex because of a condom.
A subsequent study using DHS data from 18 countries, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa, found that discordant couple
preferences are common with men often preferring more children and shorter birth intervals than their wives; in 10 to 26% of couples, there was disagreement on desire for additional children (6).
Two scenarios are possible with regard to HIV status in a discordant couple
: positive female partner and negative male partner and negative female partner and positive male partner.
(6) The main exceptions are a small intervention in Zimbabwe, (7) studies of the behaviour of HIV discordant couples
in Zambia, (8) an exploratory study in Uganda, (9) and a World Health Organization (WHO)-sponsored study in six African countries.
A cross-sectional study of 49 HIV-concordant and 126 discordant couples
receiving HIV counselling and testing in Kampala sought to determine correlates of HIV-concordance among couples.
Thus, it appears that joint VCT prompts sustained but imperfect condom use in HIV discordant couples
, reducing but not completely eliminating the opportunities for HIV transmission between them.
 In discordant couples
, the HIV-negative member is at extremely high risk of HIV infection; age-adjusted rate ratios can be as high as 12 for men and 106 for women compared with their counterparts in relationships where both partners are HIV-negative.