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Research Article

Fertility Desires and Intentions of HIV-Positive Women of Reproductive Age in Ontario, Canada: A Cross-Sectional Study

  • Mona R. Loutfy mail,

    mona.loutfy@wchospital.ca

    Affiliations: Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Trevor A. Hart,

    Affiliations: Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Saira S. Mohammed,

    Affiliation: Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • DeSheng Su,

    Affiliation: University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Edward D. Ralph,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Care Program, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Sharon L. Walmsley,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Lena C. Soje,

    Affiliation: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Marvelous Muchenje,

    Affiliation: Women's Health in Women's Hands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Anita R. Rachlis,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Ontario, Canada

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  • Fiona M. Smaill,

    Affiliation: McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jonathan B. Angel,

    Affiliation: Ottawa Health Research Institute and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,

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  • Janet M. Raboud,

    Affiliations: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Michael S. Silverman,

    Affiliation: Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Wangari E. Tharao,

    Affiliation: Women's Health in Women's Hands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Kevin Gough,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mark H. Yudin,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • for the Ontario HIV Fertility Research Team¶

    Membership of the Ontario HIV Fertility Research Team is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: December 07, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007925

About the Authors

Mona R. Loutfy, Saira S. Mohammed
Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mona R. Loutfy, Sharon L. Walmsley, Anita R. Rachlis, Kevin Gough
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Trevor A. Hart
Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Trevor A. Hart, Janet M. Raboud
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DeSheng Su, Sharon L. Walmsley, Janet M. Raboud
University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Edward D. Ralph
Infectious Diseases Care Program, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada
Lena C. Soje
Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marvelous Muchenje, Wangari E. Tharao
Women's Health in Women's Hands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anita R. Rachlis
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Ontario, Canada
Fiona M. Smaill
McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Jonathan B. Angel
Ottawa Health Research Institute and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
Michael S. Silverman
Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Kevin Gough
Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mark H. Yudin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: mona.loutfy@wchospital.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MRL TAH SLW MM ARR FMS WET KG MHY. Performed the experiments: MRL EDR SLW LCS MM ARR FMS JBA MSS WET KG MHY. Analyzed the data: MRL TAH SSM DS JMR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MRL TAH SSM DS JMR. Wrote the paper: MRL TAH SSM DS EDR SLW JBA JMR.