BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV

5. Sexual and reproductive health

5b. Reproductive health

People living with HIV should be able to access expert advice and services to enable safe reproductive health, an integral part of HIV care: these include contraception, pregnancy planning and spacing, fertility services, access to abortion services (or referral and support to attend if services are unavailable) and specialist multidisciplinary obstetric services to ensure a healthy infant and woman. Additionally, as women approach the end of their reproductive lives, it is crucial that issues related to the menopause and post-reproductive health are managed to maximise health and minimise the risk of cardiovascular and other adverse events.

Standard 5 - Sexual and reproductive health