Contraceptive Use by Couples When One Partner Is Infected with HIV

Published in: AIDS, v. 15, suppl. 1, Feb. 2001, p. S44-S45

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2001

by David E. Kanouse, Rebecca L. Collins, Angela Miu, Sandra H. Berry

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This article is a summary of a presentation given by the authors at a conference called Microbicides 2000, held March 13-16, 2000 in Washington, D.C. The objectives of the study summarized here were (1) to ascertain the prevalence of use of specific contraceptive methods among heterosexual couples in the U S. when at least one partner is infected with HIV, and (2) to identify demographic and attitudinal factors predicting condom use in this population. It concludes that counseling and other interventions to help HIV-positive people prevent both HIV and pregnancy may be of value.

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