Moses, S. H., & Dhar, J. (2012). ‘A survey of the sexual and reproductive health of HIV-positive women in Leicester’. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 23, pp. 282–284.

This article reports results from a survey of sexual practices, contraception use and pregnancy plans in HIV-positive women in Leicester. The majority (96%) of women were aware of the benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in pregnancy and 39% were planning a future pregnancy. Most (74%) used condoms consistently but their use decreased with the addition of another contraceptive method.

Condoms were mostly obtained from non-NHS settings. Long-acting reversible contraception use was higher in this group of women than the general population and mainly provided by family planning services. 79% of women living with HIV thought that a dedicated sexual and reproductive health clinic would be useful in Leicester. The findings also suggested there were limitations of the existing services and a need to provide more holistic and integrated care.