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Contraceptive Injection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...(or may have had) blood on it -- as you could contaminate your syringe. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using your fingers to find a vein, or even to pick up a piece of cotton. You should also clean the injection spot ( before not after ) and even wash your fingers with an alcohol swab if possible. Use sterile water if possible. Otherwise use the cleanest water you can find for mixing and injecting drugs and rinsing...
Ask the Experts

HIV + and contraceptives

hi, im HIV+ and recently had an an operation due a an ovarian cyst. The doctor suggested that i take contraceptives to suppress the growht of oestrogen which is causing my periods to be unbearable. He said i must decide between pills and Depo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello 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 Read more »

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
...women taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs would not likely be affected by higher estrogen and progesterone levels from hormonal contraceptives . . . ." That's you! You're on antiretrovirals and consequently are not at risk. It's also important to... Read more »

megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight please do tell me the way to achieve my goal
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...mimic the actions of the naturally occurring female hormone progesterone. Originally the drug was developed to be an injectable contraceptive for women, but the drug has now found a role as a chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of several... Read more »


HelloI was diagnosed in March after a bout of pcp. I also found out I had herpes. 3 months before I had ongoing gyne problems which no one could get to the bottom of (pardon the pun!). I experienced a bout of continuous menstruation ( 2months)...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While it is certainly possible that you are entering menopause, it is also possible that the abnormal periods followed by the amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods) are related to your acute illness and weight loss. You don't mention whether you... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...are currently on the market. Some hormonal contraceptives are injected or implanted in the body. Medroxyprogesterone depot injections (Depo-Provera) are administered every three months, while other injectables are given every one or two months.... Read more »
The Body PRO

Hormonal Contraception Use Has No Impact on HIV Disease Progression, Large Cohort Analysis Finds

...non-hormonal method, such as IUD [intrauterine device], lactational amenorrhea or condoms. We also looked at two different hormonal contraceptive groups. One was called progesterone only. This included women using an implant or injectable... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eastern Virginia Medical School's Biggest Grant Goes Toward Fighting AIDS

...the bloodstream and causing infection. CONRAD researchers also will use the money to study birth control methods such as male contraceptive injections, female condoms and diaphragms. Back to other CDC news for July 22, 2002 Previous Updates ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Programs Do Not Consider Sexual Needs, Motherhood Desires Among HIV-Positive Women, Conference Delegates Say

...not to have a child in case it is born with a defect." In addition, delegates at the conference said that some clinics give contraceptive injections to HIV-positive women without their consent. Some delegates also said that health workers can be... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous cousins he was south african. i had sex with him for his birthday and didnt use protection because i was on the depo-vera contraceptive injection STDs never crossed my mind at the heat of the moment. a month later he went on holiday with his... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Injection Users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
to the guy who shot up dope with the person who is HIV Positive if you dont get HIV from this then you dodged a bullet Read more »