University of California, San Francisco Consent to be in Research

This is a research study, and you do not have to take part. The researchers, Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH and Nena Barnhart, MD from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences will provide a brief written explanation of this study for you. If you have any questions, you may contact the researcher.

You are being asked to take part in this study because you are an HIV negative woman in a relationship with an HIV positive male partner.

In this study, the researchers are doing a survey to learn more about HIV discordant couples' plans to have children and the way they would prefer to do this. Thousands of HIV positive men and women are living long and productive lives in the United States. Many HIV positive men with HIV negative female partners would like to become parents but are concerned about the risks of HIV transmission to one’s partner if they have unprotected sex to conceive a child. We hope the information from this survey, including opinions about new methods that may become available in the United States to decrease the risk of HIV transmission, can help educate couples, health care providers, policy-makers, and advocates addressing this important issue.

The University of California, San Francisco is paying for this research. About 100 people will participate in this study.