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Results Brief
11 May 2018

Female sex workers living with HIV in Tanzania have both a need for contraception and a desire to have children in the future

HIV-positive women often have critical family planning (FP) needs in addition to HIV-related care, treatment, and prevention concerns. In sub-Saharan Africa, unintended pregnancy is common among HIV-positive women. At the same time, many women living with HIV want to have children some day, and there are various “safer conception” strategies available to help HIV-affected individuals and couples get pregnant while minimizing the risk of HIV transmission to seronegative partners and the baby.


This results brief describes the fertility-related needs and desires of female sex workers living with HIV in Tanzania, highlighting that health services should help women meet both needs.

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