HIV/AIDS

Toolkit
Welcome to the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit The integration of family planning (FP) and HIV services is an approach in which both services are provided together to deliver more comprehensive care to clients and improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. By utilizing multiple entry points, effective and efficient integration reduces the delivery of siloed services and allows clients of HIV services to more easily access FP and safe pregnancy services and achieve their fertility intentions. It includes the delivery of both services at the same time and...
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In many countries and regions of the world, young people (ages 10-24) experience early marriage followed directly by pressure to bear children, making young married women (YMW) a cohort with particularly high fertility rates, high unmet need for contraception, and high rates of closely spaced pregnancies. Young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives—challenges that are different to those faced by unmarried adolescents, older married women or older parents. To contribute to meeting the needs of YMW and...
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Microbicides are substances that are being tested to help prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. Vaginal microbicides are intended as an HIV prevention option for women that, unlike male condoms, would not require negotiation with a partners. Rectal microbicides could be used by both men and women to reduce the risk of HIV infection during anal sex. Most of the microbicides under study employ ARV drugs that are commonly used in pill form to treat an HIV infection. ARV pill formulations can also be used for HIV prevention in an approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Several...