Integrating family planning (FP) and HIV programs leverages a natural synergy to strengthen efforts to prevent both sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and unintended pregnancies. FP/HIV integration maximizes resources since services and communication campaigns typically target the same populations, which ultimately increases coverage and improves uptake of both FP and HIV services. Integration can also reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission and improve health outcomes among HIV-positive women through the prevention of unintended pregnancies. FP/HIV integration contributes to the de-stigmatizing of HIV services and prevention products.
PSI is integrating FP counseling and services into HIV counseling and testing services in Zimbabwe and Zambia and has trained family planning providers to offer HIV counseling and testing in Madagascar, Cambodia and Swaziland.
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