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Maternal Health, HIV, and AIDS: Examining Research Through a Programmatic Lens

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Safe conception and preconception planning, counseling, and care
Jean Anderson, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and Jhpiego

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Anderson discussed preconception planning, counseling and care (PCC) around HIV, PCC interventions that may improve or promote maternal health of women with HIV, and the need to identify research gaps in this area. PCCs goals include prevention of unintended pregnancy, appropriate birth spacing, prevention of MTCT and reduction of transmission to an uninfected partner. Anderson concluded by sharing areas for further research: motivation uptake and sustained use of contraception for women who do not desire pregnancy; how to implement and integrate PCC interventions into HIV care; pre-exposure prophylaxis/ART in safe conception implementation and supporting adherence and outcomes research regarding PCC effectiveness for maternal health.

For more information, please visit the maternal health, HIV, and AIDS technical meeting page.