The Men’s Study
This is a mixed methods pilot study. The purpose of this study is to explore communication about reproduction between HIV-positive men reporting desire to have a child and their uninfected or unknown status partner. In phase 1, we will explore practices and motivations of HIV disclosure and discussion of family planning goals among men. We will also explore feasibility of safer conception intervention approaches. In phase 2, we will develop a quantitative survey designed to assess generalizability of the qualitative data. Harnessing motivations to have healthy children is a novel HIV prevention approach for serodiscordant partners. This project will inform future funding proposals to develop acceptable safer conception interventions in Uganda.