Discuss with PLW HIV Special Consideration for HIV Transmission

Key areas for discussion include:

  • Prevention of HIV transmission to spouse and child
  • Safer sexual practices and safe conception
  • Education/counseling about perinatal transmission risk
  • Initiation or modification of ART considering toxicity
  • Evaluation of opportunistic infections and offering immunisation
  • Some ARV drugs may interact and reduce the effect of hormonal contraceptives. It is always advisabe to use
    additional barrier methods (condoms), which also prevent STIs.