HIV Testing and Educating Male Partners to Improve Maternal and Infant Outcomes (HOPE).

Funding:  NIH/NICHD  5R01 HD075108-02
PI: Carey Farquhar
Time Period: 09/28/12-06/30/2016 (NCE)

In this clinical trial, couples will be randomized to either home-based partner education and HIV testing as part of routine pregnancy services or to standard antenatal care. Couples will be followed up for uptake of HIV testing, facility delivery, exclusive breastfeeding and postpartum contraceptive use as well as linkage to HIV care. We hypothesize that couples randomized to home-based partner education and HIV testing will have better outcomes than couples randomized to standard of care and that this is a cost-effective way of finding and averting cases of HIV. This intervention  would provide education and HIV testing to men in stable relationships with pregnant HIV infected and HIV-uninfected women in order to improve overall health of women and infants, reduce risk for vertical transmission and horizontal transmission, and increase identification of men living with HIV and link them to care.


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