serodiscordant


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se·ro·dis·cor·dant

 (sîr′ō-dĭ-skôr′dnt)
adj.
Being a couple in which one partner has tested positive for HIV and the other has not.
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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.
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 randomized controlled trial included 4747 serodiscordant couples to assess PrEP's efficacy.
86) The CDC recommends anyone who has used intravenous illicit drugs over the last six months, is in a serodiscordant relationship, in a non-monogamous relationship, or with someone who has recently contracted a sexually transmitted disease be prescribed PrEP.
These guidelines seek to protect the health of HIV-positive pregnant women and prevent transmission of the virus from mothers to children and within serodiscordant couples (or reinfection within seroconcordant couples).
A previous analysis (3) reported on the effectiveness of single and combination prevention strategies over time on reducing the risk of HIV transmission among serodiscordant MSM and heterosexual couples.
22) Antiretroviral have substantial promise for HIV-1 prevention, either as Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) for HIV-1 infected persons to reduce infectiousness or as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-1 uninfected persons to reduce the possibility of infection with HIV-1, HIV-1 serodiscordant couples in long-term partnerships (one member is infected and the other is uninfected) are a priority for prevention interventions.
In addition, the HPTN 052 study concluded that early ART is associated with a 93% lower risk of viral transmission in serodiscordant heterosexual couples.
Conception among PLWHIV involves risks of HIV transmission to uninfected partners, as well as the fetus, and recent data suggests over 50% of HIV-affected couples in Uganda are serodiscordant (16).
There are 280,000 HIV-infected women and 200,000 heterosexual serodiscordant couples living in the United States, many of whom need reproductive health services [1, 2].