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Can You Get AIDS If Your Are On Birth Control?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: New Vaginal Ring Borrows From Birth Control to Fight AIDS

The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is launching the first clinical trial in Africa of a vaginal ring to help combat HIV infection. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of the ring will occur at research... Read more »
The Well Project

Birth Control and HIV

Table of Contents HIV+ Women and Birth Control Methods That Protect Against HIV Infection Methods That Do Not Protect Against HIV Infection Briefs on Other Methods That Do Not Protect Against HIV Infection How to Choose HIV+ Women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lack of Birth Control Access Threatens Africa

The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has undermined population control efforts in Africa even as it supplied life-saving antiretrovirals to millions, say international health and relief officials. "It was a huge missed... Read more »
Ask the Experts

interaction of Kaletra and Yasmin birth control pills

Dr. Pierone,I am Hiv positive with a CD4 count of 290 and undetectable viral load. I have been okay taking Kaletra and Truvada for one year until 3 months ago when i got a prescription for yasmin birth control pills and am awaiting my last shot for...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There is a lot of misunderstanding about hepatitis in general. Hepatitis simply means liver inflammation. When the liver function tests increase, as yours have, something is producing inflammation of the liver. The... Read more »

Was there a dip in the birth rate 9 months after Magic Johnson's press conference announcing he had A.I.D.S.

Did the birth rate dip 9 months after Magic Johnson's press conference announcing he had A.I.D.S.? The same sexual practices that prevent A.I.D.S. also prevent pregnancy....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. On November 7, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced at a press conference that he was infected with HIV. Therewere several studies that looked at the effects of the Magic Johnsonannouncement, and how... Read more »

Birth Control Pills

Is there any special consideration when adding Birth Control Pills to a regimen of Combivir and Sustiva? What about Oxandrin? Maybe a discussion of "The Pill" and all HIV-related meds (Haart, PI Sparing Regimens, prophylaxis, etc) would...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Sustiva is an inducer of liver enzymes which may result in the faster metabolism of birth control pills. Therefore, using a barrier form of contraception is advised if one is also using birth control pills and Sustiva. The same is true for the drug... Read more »

HIV positive birth control options

I'm currently taking Combivir, Viracept and Viramune. I've been advised that birth control pills affect the effectiveness of HAART, and that HAART affects the effectiveness of birth control pills. Is this accurate? Are there no other...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
It is true that all types of birth control medication including Norplant and Depo-Provera may not be as effective when taken with antiretroviral therapy so it is recommended that you use 2 methods of birth control. The reverse interaction is not as... Read more »
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currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing a story for the magazine HIV plus (hivplusmag.com) on the options available and optimal treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth... Read more »

Help us with HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »

Are You an HIV Elite Controller?

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »

Help Support HIV Elite Controller Studies!

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!

As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »