South Africans with recent pregnancy rarely know partner's HIV serostatus: Implications for serodiscordant couples interventions

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  • Background: Implementation of safer conception strategies requires knowledge of partner HIV-serostatus. We recruited women and men in a high HIV-prevalence setting for a study to assess periconception risk behavior among individuals reporting HIV-serodiscordant partnerships. We report screening data from that study with the objective of estimating the proportion of individuals who are aware that they are in an HIV-serodiscordant relationship at the time of conception.
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  • BMC Public Health  Journal
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    Author List

  • Matthews LT; Moore L; Crankshaw TL; Milford C; Mosery FN; Greener R; Psaros C; Safren SA; Bangsberg DR; Smit JA
  • Volume

  • 14
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  • 1