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Can You Get AIDS If Your Are On Birth Control?

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Ask the Experts

Birth Control causing higher levels of HIV? Is this really so?

Hello to my favorite doctor! This is mommy of three and I cannot belive what I just read. The following article terrifies me because I was put back on oral contraceptives due to my excessive bleeding etc. and now I am wondering if I am in serious...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Mommy of Three,You can relax. Your fears are completely unwarranted. Please note the last paragraph, which states: "While women taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs would not likely be affected by higher estrogen and progesterone levels from... Read more »

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

AVOIDING SEXUAL DISEASES.......CAN I RECEIVE SICKNESS BY USING CONTRACEPTIVES Read more »

HIV positive birth control options

I'm currently taking Combivir, Viracept and Viramune. I've been advised that birth control pills... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...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 centers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Birth-Control Gel Also Might Kill HIV

... According to doctors worldwide, the spermicide gel C31G could be a breakthrough in birth control and might fight diseases including HIV. The gel contains no hormones, which can cause side effects and require a prescription, Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Viramune Affects Birth Control in HIV+ Women

...The drug called Viramune (also known as nevirapine) appears to reduce the blood levels of the oral birth control pill Ortho-Novum, thereby reducing its effectiveness as a contraceptive. A recent study was conducted on HIV+ women who were Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Catholics Reject Church Ban on Birth Control, Condoms for HIV Prevention; New Pope Unlikely to Have Differing Views

...Catholics in the United States, Europe and developing nations largely ignore the church's teaching banning the use of artificial birth control, the Baltimore Sun reports. The late Pope John Paul II in 1968 restated the Catholic Church's... Read more »
Connect With Others

Condom Sabotage: Your Stories??

Posted by Safewomenstories
...ever been pressured into sex without a condom? Has your intimate partner ever been physically or emotionally violent about your birth control or protection choices? I'm writing to let women on this board know about a new storytelling project... Read more »

need info extremely worried

Posted by imscared, 1 Reply
...of appetite...i also had diarrhea...on 5/11/09 i woke up in the morning sweating which is abnormal for me...i stopped taking birth control 2 weeks ago so i dont know if the hormonal imbalance is what caused my nite sweat...anyway the guy that i... Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...I was in a serious monogamous relationship and we decided to become sexual active. I used the birth control pill but we didn't use any type of condom to prevent STDs. I know that I didn't have any STD's before being with this person Read more »

Terry ...what's to gain?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...makes no sense because if hiv doesn't exist then what point would it serve to have gay men wear condoms? I am sure it isn't for birth control so what could it be for, just to deprive you pleasure? I really am interested in what you think on this Read more »