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Contraceptive Methods Effectiveness

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Test Positive Aware Network


...Dilantin (phenytoin), phenobarbital, or Tegretol (carbamazepine), periodic monitoring of blood levels of anticonvulsants and Sustiva should be performed or alternative anti-seizure medications should be considered. Can affect birth control pill levels, so a second barrier contraceptive method is advised. Sustiva can lower the concentrations of Sporanox (itraconazole), Zoloft, Lipitor, pravastatin, simvastatin, and diltiazem. Dose adjustment...
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Effects of Birth Control

Since oral contraceptives produce a thicker cervical mucous making it harder for semen to penetrate and gain access to the uterus, would this make it harder for the bacteria in a sense to access the mucous membrane and enter the blood stream?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence that oral contraceptives prevent sexually transmitted infections. Use condoms to prevent STIs, especially if you are unsure about your partner's status.RMK Read more »

Contraception and HIV treatment

Please tell me if protease inhibitors and birth control pills such as Loestrin can be used at the same time without diminishing effectiveness of either. Some doctors I have spoken to indicate that p.i. diminish birth control pills' effectiveness.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Some protease inhibitors can effect the metabolism of birth control pills and summary tables of the effects and recommendations can be seen in "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretrovirals in HIV-Infected Read more »

Oral Contraceptive

I was considering going on birth-control pills (ortho tri-cyclen lo) to help control facial acne; I am in my early 30s and my acne seems to be stress/hormonal related. I was diagnosed HIV positive in November and I am not currently on any meds...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...number of antiretrovirals such as nelfinavir, ritonavir, amprenavir, kaletra, and efavirenz may be associated with decreased effectiveness of oral contraceptives including a possible increase in breakthrough bleeding. Therefore, you and your... Read more »

oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as the primary means of contraception when nevirapine is prescribed to women of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

... Selected Sources Introduction Barrier methods such as condoms and diaphragms are the most commonly used forms of birth control among HIV positive women. Sterilization is the second most popular method and hormonal contraception is the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania Sex Education Bill

...interests to have kids not knowing the realities of life." However, Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-Narvon) worries that discussions of birth control and condoms could result in schools "promoting casual sexual activity among our teen population. This... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Life of Women Informed of Their HIV Seropositivity: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina Faso

...pregnancies. This study aimed at assessing how HIV test results were shared with male sexual partners, the level of use of modern contraceptive methods, and the pregnancy incidence among women informed of the risks surrounding sexual and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...increased; doses should not exceed 10 mg Cialis or 2.5 mg Levitra per 72 hours, or 25 mg Viagra per 48 hours. The effectiveness of birth control pills may be decreased when taking Norvir; alternative or additional contraception methods with... Read more »
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Special Condoms

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Does anyone know if you buy special condoms from a special like condom shop if it is better or is it more for pleasure and for less protection ? Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

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En 8-9 horas resultados...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Me voy a acostar ahora mismo y maana (en espaa son las doce) y maana a las 8:15 de la maana tengo cita con la doctora para conocer los resultados de una ELISA hecha a los 65 das. Estoy muerto de miedo, tengo una ansiedad enorme. Ahora mismo estaba... Read more »