Risk perception was assessed based on the response to questions on risk of infecting a partner during conception and the chances of serodiscordant
and seroconcordant couples bearing an uninfected child.
The data were obtained using a cross-sectional, baseline research questionnaire administered to individuals enrolling into an HIV risk reduction trial that aimed to recruit 30 serodiscordant
However, given the high proportion of incident HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa which occur within married HIV serodiscordant
couples, very few interventions currently target couples as a unit of change.
In providing a means for a serodiscordant
couple to have a child, it can be argued that the good or happiness brought about is limited to the couple.
Almost two-thirds of the 58 interviewed participants felt that safer-conception counseling was an empowering experience, and that the information they learned had helped them to make informed choices regarding childbearing and to better understand how serodiscordant
couples can reduce the risk of HIV transmission and stay healthy while trying to conceive.
But for me, the most beautiful part is the love story of Nathan and Sean, a serodiscordant
couple who meet at the gatherings, fall in love during the epidemic, and are ultimately separated by death.
While women were the majority of participants, men as individuals with HIV or as part of a serodiscordant
couple were also included in some of the interviews.
Assisted reproduction options can serve as a blessing for people facing fertility related issues and can be a safe choice for HIV serodiscordant
couples (a couple in which one partner is HIV positive and the other is HIV negative).
Associations still were significant but lower in higher-risk populations, such as female sex workers and their clients, men who have sex with men, and serodiscordant
couples, the researchers said.
Issued by the Prevention Access Campaign, U=U is based upon the findings of two major scientific studies on transmission risk: HPTN 052 and PARTNER, and a smaller study called "Opposites Attract." In all of the studies, there were no transmissions of HIV (between serodiscordant
, or mixed-status, couples) when the partner living with HIV was undetectable.
This information might be useful for counseling couples planning a pregnancy in which the man has HIV infection and the woman does not (i.e., a mixed HIV-status couple, often referred to as a serodiscordant
This randomized controlled trial included 4747 serodiscordant
couples to assess PrEP's efficacy.