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Parenting Desires in Men & Women Living with HIV

Open Forum Infect Dis; ePub 2018 Sep 15; Cohn, et al

Among US women and men with HIV initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART), ~40% are considering having children, a recent study found. Of 1,809 participants in ACTG 5257, 1,425 women aged ≤45 years or men completed questionnaires about parenting desires at baseline and 96 weeks after initiating ART. Researchers found:

  • The 1,425 participants were: 36% white, 39% black, 22% Hispanic, median age 36 years, 70% men who have sex with men (MSM), 13% men who reported sex only with women (MSW), 17% women (W).
  • At baseline, 42% may want children in the future; this desire remained consistent among ~90% over 2 years.
  • In multivariable analyses, education > high school, <30 years, and having no children were significantly associated with future parenting desires among all subgroups.
  • Among MSM, being black was associated with desiring children.

Citation:

Cohn SE, Haddad LB, Sheth AN, et al. Parenting desires among individuals living with HIV in the United States. [Published online ahead of print September 15, 2018]. Open Forum Infect Dis. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofy232.

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