Overview of HIV Prevention

  • Author: Sharon L. Hillier, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/24/18 (What's New)


  • Multiple options are available for HIV-serodiscordant couples who want to conceive while minimizing the risk of transmitting HIV to the uninfected partner
    • ART is recommended for the HIV-infected partner
    • If ART is initiated in the HIV-infected partner, the DHHS guidelines panel recommends that maximal virologic suppression is attained before attempting conception (Management Guidelines)[DHHS Perinatal]

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