Now a days, studies have shown that HIV infection may affect fertility by influencing desires and intentions to have children. On the other hand, studies of fertility intentions among HIV-positive individuals have suffered ambivalence and mixed results while some studies report a strong desire to have children, consistent with the high social values placed on children and others doesn’t. The relative strength of these conflicting findings varies according to individual and contextual factors. So, the aim of this study was to determine the magnitude of fertility desire and factors affecting it.High proportion of people living with HIV had fertility desire. Sex, Age, presence of children in their life time, use of family planning and sexual activity in the last six months were factors that affect fertility desire. Consequently, this implies the need for comprehensive reproductive planning and counseling for clients in HIV care settings in order to meet diverse reproductive intentions of PLWHIV.
Citation: Haile F, Isahak N, Dessie A (2014) Fertility Desire and Associated Factors among People Living with HIV on ART, In Harari Regional State, Eastern Ethiopia. J Trop Dis 2:137. doi: 10.4172/2329-891X.1000137