IUD, Implant, and Condoms: Sexual and Perinatal HIV Prevention in Rwandan Couples (ICPSR 35880)

Principal Investigator(s): Allen, Susan A., Emory University


Following formative research with policymakers, funding agencies, HIV and family planning service providers, and clients, this study recruited 1200 fertile couples from infant vaccination clinics in Rwanda. The couples are offered couples voluntary HIV counseling and testing, family planning, long-acting reversible contraceptives (contraceptive implant and intra-uterine device), and safer conception counseling and services tailored to their fertility desires. They are followed for three years with quantitative and qualitative assessments. There are 300 couples each in the following categories: HIV M+F+ (both male and female HIV positive), M+F- (male HIV positive, female HIV negative), and M-F- (both HIV negative).

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Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1R01HD072659)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    birth control, family planning, fertility, HIV

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Rwanda

Data Collection Notes:

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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