Sexual behaviour and reproductive intentions of people living with HIV/Aids and are on Antiretroviral treatment in Uganda

Natal Ayiga, Makerere University

Antiretroviral Treatment has improved the health and life expectancy of People with HIV/Aids (PHAs). This paper examined the sexual behavior and reproductive intentions of People with HIV/Aids who are on Antiretroviral Treatment. Questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions were used to collect information on sexual activity, reproductive intentions and characteristics of PHAs. Qualitative method, chisquare and logistic regression was used for analyses of data. The results showed that 73% and 63% of males and females respectively were sexually active and 35% of males and 28% of females reported intention to have children. Older, never married, those with 2 or more children, those in domestic chores and students were less likely to be sexually active and intent to have children. Multiple partnering and none use of HIV prevention were associated with sexual activeness and intention to have children. This findings call for innovation in HIV prevention and reproduction for People with HIV/Aids.

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Presented in Session 85: HIV and AIDS Impacts