Predicting Pregnancy in HIV-1-Discordant Couples
Source: AIDS and Behavior, Volume 14, Number 5, October 2010 , pp. 1066-1071(6)
Abstract:This study examines the incidence and predictors of pregnancy in HIV-1-discordant couples from Nairobi, Kenya. Women from 454 discordant couples were followed for up to 2 years. One-year cumulative incidence of pregnancy was 9.7%. Pregnancy rates did not differ significantly between HIV-1-infected and uninfected women (HR = 1.46). The majority of pregnancies occurred among women < 30 years old reporting a desire for future children (1-year incidence 22.2%). Pregnancy rates may be high among discordant couples, indicating desire for children may override concerns of HIV-1 transmission and increase unprotected sex, and highlighting the need to make conception safer.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Box 359909, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-2499, USA, Email: email@example.com 2: Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 3: Centre for Public Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya 4: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya 5: Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Box 359909, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-2499, USA 6: Department of Community Health, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Publication date: October 1, 2010