Perceptions of pregnancy occurring among HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya

Health and Wellbeing and Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa

  • January 2020
  • General

Among HIV serodiscordant couples, most conception involves condomless sex and may confer a period with increased HIV transmission risk if HIV viral load is not suppressed and other precautions are not used. Safer conception strategies enable HIV serodiscordant couples to attain their pregnancy goals while markedly reducing this risk. We explored the perceptions and beliefs held by HIV serodiscordant couples and health care providers concerning pregnancy among HIV serodiscordant couples in Kenya and gathered their thoughts about
how these might influence use of safer conception methods.