Increasing Access to Contraception for Clients with HIV: A Toolkit
2008 — With increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), and the resulting improvements in health, many clients with HIV are reconsidering their reproductive options. Some are deciding whether to have children, and others are resuming sexual activity while wanting to avoid pregnancy. As a result, demand for contraception among clients with HIV — especially those on ART — has increased, and new integrated options for improving access to contraception are being considered.
This toolkit is a response to the demand for in-depth training and performance support materials by trainers, providers and program managers who want to provide family planning services for their clients with HIV.
The toolkit can be used to:
- Train health care providers to offer contraceptives to their clients with HIV (including providers who offer ART, voluntary counseling and testing, services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, as well as family planning services)
- Inform health care professionals about the latest research and technical guidance (including 2008 guidance from the World Health Organization) related to the provision of contraception for people with HIV
- Help program managers and policymakers develop program strategies for integrating family planning and HIV prevention, care and treatment services