XVIII International AIDS Conference

Improving Access to Pregnancy Planning and Reproductive Options for PLHIV Through Evidence-Based Policy Development and Advocacy WEGS04

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Location: GV YP
Schedule: 18:00 - 19:30, 21.07.2010
Code: WEGS04
Chairs: Shari Margolese, Canada
Ulrike Sonnenberg-Schwan, Germany

The increased life expectancy and improved life quality of PLHIV in some regions and the fact that globally many PLHIV are of reproductive age has led to the consideration of issues related to safe pregnancy planning and other reproductive options. Despite the intentions and desires of many PLHIV to have children there remains a scarcity of safe pregnancy planning, conception, fertility and other reproductive options. Policies, guidelines, resources and access to these services vary amongst regions. The overall objectives of this workshop are to provide a comprehensive, multi-regional review of pregnancy planning and reproductive issues for PLHIV including current research and best practices from a variety of stakeholders.

Presentations in this session:


Existing barriers to pregnancy planning and reproductive services for HIV-positive women in Lithuania
Presented by Anna Maria Zakowicz, Lithuania

Breaking the taboos: pregnancy planning and fertility issues for PLHIV in the United States
Presented by Dawn Averitt Bridge, United States

Pregnancy planning and reproductive issues for PLHIV in Uganda
Presented by Lydia Mungherera, Uganda

Pregnancy planning and reproductive options for PLHIV in Germany and Western Europe
Presented by Ulrike Sonnenberg-Schwan, Germany

Pregnancy planning and reproductive options for PLHIV in Mexico
Presented by Gloria Careaga, Mexico

Improving access to pregnancy planning options for PLHIV in Canada
Presented by Shari Margolese, Canada

Pregnancy planning and reproductive options for PLHIV in the Russian Federation
Presented by Svetlana Izambaeva, Russian Federation



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