“Life Is Still Going On”: Reproductive Intentions Among HIV-Positive Women and Men in South Africa
- July 1st, 2007
- STIs, HIV, Infectious Disease
- Cooper, D., Harries, J., Myer, L., Orner, P., Bracken, H., Zweigenthal, V.
Social Science & Medicine; July 2007; Vol. 65(2):274-283; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.03.019
This article reports on qualitative research investigating HIV positive individuals' reproductive intentions and their influencing factors in Cape Town, South Africa. The findings highlight the need for explicit policies recognizing reproductive rights and choice. They support the need for health counselling and service interventions that advance safer and healthier reproductive options for HIV positive individuals in this region of the world which is experiencing a generalised and advanced HIV/AIDS pandemic.