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Contraceptive Injections

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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... 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... Read more »
Articles
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 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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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

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 »

stories

Posted by Anonymous
...my 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 »

Proof

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 »

For the Heterosexual worried well

Posted by Anonymous
...males, Padian says, adding that geographic differences in sexual practices and co-factors for infection (such as intrauterine contraceptive devices) and misclassification of transmission due to other sources (such as needle sharing) may explain... Read more »