As transmission of HIV from an infected to a previously uninfected person occurs through the exchange of bodily fluids, sexual intercourse between sero-discordant
partners increases risk of transmission.
Women and PrEP Working Group (a group of leading women's health advocates from across the country) has been holding a series of webinars about the possibilities and challenges associated with sero-discordant
couples' use of PrEP to help them safely achieve pregnancy.
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WHO guidelines say that it can be used in sero-discordant
couples and men and transgender women who have sex with men and are at high risk of HIV.
The benefit to the patient should be the salient consideration in the WHO treatment guidelines (as opposed to guidelines for sero-discordant
couples, where preventing infection of the HIV-negative partner is the primary consideration).
They should also be provided with access to health services such as tuberculosis screening and reproductive health services including family planning with access to effective contraceptives and conception counselling for sero-discordant
In the recently published HPTN 052 study, treating the affected partner of a sero-discordant
partner reduced transmission to the uninfected partner by 96%, so providing quality HIV care to HIV-infected is really critical to our efforts to reduce the size of the epidemic in this country," he added (N.
In the recently published HPTN 052 study, treating the affected partner in a sero-discordant
partner reduced transmission to the uninfected partner by 96%, so providing quality HIV care to HlV- infected is really critical to our efforts to reduce the size or the epidemie in this country," he added (N.
The trial, conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network, enrolled more than 1,700 sero-discordant
couples (one partner who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative) from Africa, Asia, the US and Latin America.
In 2007, the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+) requested the South African Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to conduct an exploratory study to gather information about the psychosocial experiences of couples in long-term HIV sero-discordant
Feminisation of AIDS: Spousal/Partner Transmission and Sero-Discordant
Relationships in Thailand.
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of the Centre for the Durban-based AIDS Programme of Research of South Africa (Caprisa), said the premise of the strategy remained theoretical until data emerged from the current HPTN 052 trial probing whether treating HIV-infected patients immediately after diagnosis reduces the likelihood of HIV transmission to their sero-discordant