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Are Oral Contraceptives Safe For A Teenager With Acne

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Hormonal Contraception Among Women at High Risk for HIV Infection or Infected With HIV

Prevention of unintended pregnancy among women at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or infected with HIV is critically important. One strategy for preventing unintended pregnancies in this population is improving access to a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

Table of Contents Introduction The Range of Hormonal Contraceptives Contraceptive Use by Women With HIV Keeping HIV Positive Women Safe Preventing Disease Transmission Making Sure the Drugs Work Questions Remain Weighing In:... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trends in Sexual Experience, Contraceptive Use, and Teenage Childbearing: 1992-2002

The study's goal was "to examine how cohort trends in family, individual, and relationship characteristics are linked to trends in adolescent reproductive health outcomes to provide a better understanding of factors behind recent declines in teenage... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Oral Contraceptive

I was considering going on birth-control pills (ortho tri-cyclen lo) to help control facial acne; I am in my early 30s and my acne seems to be stress/hormonal related. I was diagnosed HIV positive in November and I am not currently on any meds...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Oral contraceptives remain an appropriate option for the HIV infected woman. However, a number of antiretrovirals such as nelfinavir, ritonavir, amprenavir, kaletra, and efavirenz may be associated with decreased effectiveness of oral contraceptives... Read more »

oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Concomitant use of nevirapine and hormonal contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as... Read more »

Clothes as contraceptives

HiI would appreciate it if you can give me a hand. My girlfriend and I purposefully avoid intercourse by having at least one of us wear various undergarments. These also conveniently soak up sperm etc. My girlfriend though is worried about how safe...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you are not getting semen inside of your girlfriend's vagina, then she has no risk of getting pregnant. I'm not sure what kind of undergarments you are wearing when you fool around, but it doesn't sound like you guys are at much... Read more »

16 year old Teenager and Confuse

Dear Richard;My boyfriend told me he is HIV positive and I decided to stay with him because I love him very much. I am 16 and he is 24. I am a top an he is a bottom. We planning on having sex sometime in the future but we do have oral sex. he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. I can only imagine how confusing this situation must be for you. First, you should be aware that depending on the laws in your state, having sex with your boyfriend could get your boyfriend in trouble with the law.... Read more »
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acne as transmission route

Posted by Anonymous
About 8 weeks ago I engaged in protected sex/protected oral/protected hand job. Yes I know I sound like the poster boy for safe sex, but the one problem was I had a few pimples on the very base of the penis. During the period of typical ARS I felt... Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
Job Listing: Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing

The Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme is widely considered
to be one of the most successful of its kind in the world. The programme
has achieved national coverage and currently... Read more »

advise for telling my teenage

Posted by masosa, 2 Replies
Anyone with advise on telling children. I haven't coped myself but people are taking my right to privacy and telling my story. I wanted to shelter her and my son a few more years but may be forced now. Help Read more »

Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »