Combined Oral Contraceptives
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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 HIVPrevention 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 »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineOral 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 »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThe concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello TYZ,There are reports indicating efavirenz (Stocrin) can reduce the levels of some oral contraceptives. This may not be as much of an issue for you, as you are not using the medication for contraception, but rather to regulate hormonally... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHi.
Just wondered if anybody knew as to when the above co-formulated combo will be available? I s it this year?
I am starting with Truvada + Sustiva, but as I not keen on taking tablets anyway, I would rather take just 1 tablet instead of 2.
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Posted by mark4586lopez, 2 RepliesHello
Been reading some of the threads here. I'm kinda new to the meds everyone is taking and mentioning here.
May I know what med combination are you taking?
Mine's Lamivudine/Zadovudine and Efavirens. I heard that our first line of meds that we have... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI am about to begin treatment and am really at a loss. What is the combination of choice?? Can anyone tell me? Is sustiva really that great?
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