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New Priorities: The role of reproductive health, including family planning, in meeting HIV/AIDS goals

Kevin O'Reilly, Department of HIV/AIDS, Research, Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Avenue Appia 20, 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland, 011 4122-791-4507, oreillyk@who.int

HIV/AIDS creates new urgencies for family planning and reproductive health. In countries heavily affected by HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment initiatives to mitigate the epidemic have important implications for family planning and reproductive health. For example, in many of the worst affected countries levels of unmet need for family planning remain high among both HIV positive and negative women. Addressing family planning needs can help prevent positive women from having an unplanned pregnancy while also preventing the risk that the infection will be passed to a child. Furthermore, new research suggests that women receiving antiretroviral therapy [ART] may have special concerns about avoiding pregnancy because of the teratogenic effects associated with some treatment therapies. Similarly, HIV positive women may also need to follow different protocols to ensure that the method of contraception they choose is one that remains effective when exposed to ART.

Mr.O'Reilly will also describe effective approaches to the integration of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services with other reproductive health services.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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The Unfinished Agenda for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA