Meeting the family planning needs of women living with HIV in US government global health programs

AIDS. 2013 Oct;27 Suppl 1(0 1):S121-5. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000041.


The integration of health programs, including HIV and voluntary family planning, is a priority for US government foreign assistance. One critical component of family planning and HIV integration that has significant positive health outcomes is ensuring that all women living with HIV have access to both a full range of contraceptives and safe pregnancy counseling. This article outlines the US government global health strategy to meet the family planning needs of women living with HIV based on three key principles: a focus on reproductive rights through voluntarism and informed choice, quality service provision through evidence-based programming, and development of partnerships.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Counseling
  • Family Planning Services / methods*
  • Female
  • Global Health
  • HIV Infections*
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Preconception Care / methods*
  • Preconception Care / organization & administration*
  • United States