Research demonstrates that “condomless sex” does not necessarily indicate “unprotected sex”: sustained use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to achieve a suppressed viral load in partners living with HIV, known as treatment as prevention (TasP), is associated with zero or near-zero risk of sexual HIV transmission.
Male involvement in reproductive health, defined as conversations between male/female couples regarding pregnancy desires or specific reproductive health interventions, is associated with women’s increased contraceptive use, male partner HIV testing, and condom use.
HIVE hosted our 2nd Hangout on Air about HIV Prevention for women. Our focus in this Hangout was Safer Conception options, programs and policies for people affected by HIV.
Prof. Vernazza is a true pioneer for safer conception: he started helping serodifferent couples who wanted to have babies in 1996. Watch this video to learn his recommendations on this topic.