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Being a couple in which one partner has tested positive for HIV and the other has not.
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With increasing access to antiretrovirals and prevention of mother to child transmission services, the proportion of HIV-infected women in seroconcordant and serodiscordant partnerships who desire to have children has increased from about 26% to 69% in different regions.
Silva, on the other hand, focuses on the dynamics of serodiscordant couples in the face of high-risk situations, with the only option being the use of condoms in sexual relations.
China Cardiometabolic registries have been used to research treatment outcomes for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and researchers have conducted a retrospective study investigating the risk of HIV transmission in serodiscordant couples.
Of the 7 couples for whom each partner's diagnosis was known, 4 couples were serodiscordant, despite unprotected sex over many years.
[6,7] While this evidence suggests that IPV and gender inequity may be risk factors for HIV infection, very few studies in SA have explored the extent of gender differences in IPV in serodiscordant relationships.
This implies that the prevalence of serodiscordant couples, or mixed HIV status couples where one partner is HIV positive and the other one is not, may increase with time.
Assisted reproduction techniques (ARTs) that were pioneered to assist couples with fertility issues now find another valuable use in serodiscordant couples (in which one partner is HIV-positive and the other HIV-negative) who desire to have children.
However, PrEP is only meant for specific populations at high risk of infection like young women, serodiscordant couples and sex workers and youth.Experts, however, warn that PrEP is not a magic bullet, and must be taken in combination with safe sex practices like use of condoms.
A serodiscordant relationship, also known as or mixed-status, is one in which one partner is infected with HIV and the other is not.
Researchers and clinicians have drawn attention to the reproductive rights and needs of people living with HIV, (1-3) the challenges that providers and health care systems face in trying to address these needs, (4) and the viability of different methods of facilitating safer conception for serodiscordant couples.