Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

HIV and Reproduction: Fertility, Contraception, and Preconception Issues and Interventions


Publishing date
08 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Jan 2012

1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA


HIV and Reproduction: Fertility, Contraception, and Preconception Issues and Interventions

Description

There has been a 150% increase in live births to HIV-infected women in the era of effective combination antiretroviral therapy, related to advances both in treatment of HIV and prevention of perinatal transmission. Although a substantial number of HIV-infected individuals express the intention to have children, unintended pregnancy rates remain high and there continue to be outstanding questions regarding the safety of contraceptive methods, particularly hormonal contraceptives, in the setting of HIV. Newer developments in biomedical prevention, including preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), offer new opportunities for safe conception with HIV serodiscordant couples.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the effects of HIV on fertility, the contraceptive considerations in HIV-infected women, interventions for safer conception, and the evaluation of pregnancy and other fertility outcomes in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of hormonal contraception on HIV transmission and progression
  • Use of alternative, including long-acting, hormonal contraceptive methods in HIV-infected women
  • Characterization of HIV-serodiscordant relationships and their pregnancy intentions
  • Important preconception interventions in HIV concordant and discordant couples, including safe conception
  • Feasibility and acceptability of biomedical interventions to prevent sexual transmission in serodiscordant couples
  • Pregnancy outcomes in HIV-infected women

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/idog/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 736864
  • - Editorial

HIV and Reproduction: Fertility, Contraception, and Preconception Issues and Interventions

Jean R. Anderson | Deborah Cohan | Susan Cu-Uvin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 604183
  • - Review Article

Preconception and Contraceptive Care for Women Living with HIV

Mary Jo Hoyt | Deborah S. Storm | ... | Jean Anderson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 146348
  • - Research Article

Reproductive Counseling by Clinic Healthcare Workers in Durban, South Africa: Perspectives from HIV-Infected Men and Women Reporting Serodiscordant Partners

L. T. Matthews | T. Crankshaw | ... | D. R. Bangsberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 890160
  • - Review Article

Contraception for the HIV-Positive Woman: A Review of Interactions between Hormonal Contraception and Antiretroviral Therapy

Jennifer A. Robinson | Roxanne Jamshidi | Anne E. Burke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 587651
  • - Review Article

Evaluating Safer Conception Options for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples (HIV-Infected Female/HIV-Uninfected Male): A Closer Look at Vaginal Insemination

Okeoma Mmeje | Craig R. Cohen | Deborah Cohan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 809682
  • - Research Article

Fertility Intentions and Interest in Integrated Family Planning Services among Women Living with HIV in Nyanza Province, Kenya: A Qualitative Study

Elizabeth K. Harrington | Sara J. Newmann | ... | Daniel Grossman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 956145
  • - Clinical Study

Awareness and Interest in Intrauterine Contraceptive Device Use among HIV-Positive Women in Cape Town, South Africa

Catherine S. Todd | Heidi E. Jones | ... | Landon Myer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 135030
  • - Research Article

Small-for-Gestational-Age Births in Pregnant Women with HIV, due to Severity of HIV Disease, Not Antiretroviral Therapy

Erika Aaron | Alexa Bonacquisti | ... | Jennifer F. Culhane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 917059
  • - Research Article

Incidence of Pregnancy after Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: A Retrospective Clinical Cohort Analysis

Daniel Westreich | Mhairi Maskew | ... | Pappie Majuba
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 895047
  • - Research Article

The Changing Face of HIV in Pregnancy in Rhode Island 2004–2009

Jacqueline Firth | Chia-Ching Wang | ... | Susan Cu-Uvin
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