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Do You Still Have To Use Condoms While Taking The Pill

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Birth control pills and HAART

I'm going to take tenofovir and sustiva and 3tc. Do I have to stop taking my birth control pills?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...You do not need to stop birth control pills as you commence this antiretroviral regimen. There is a modest interaction with Sustiva that leads to an increase in the blood Read more »

interaction of Kaletra and Yasmin birth control pills

Dr. Pierone,I am Hiv positive with a CD4 count of 290 and undetectable viral load. I have been... Read more »

Re: Birth Control Pills 8/23/00

I've been using oral contraceptives for a couple of years now and everything was fine until I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patterns of Oral Contraceptive Pill-Taking and Condom Use Among Adolescent Contraceptive Pill Users

... The authors of this study sought to describe daily adherence patterns of youth oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use, to analyze OCP protection on an event level basis, and to examine pill-taking and condom use during method transitions. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: How Condoms Became as Popular as Pill Among Younger Women

...four women under 50 reported the use of some type of contraceptive. Among the 1,093 women surveyed, 25 percent said they used oral contraceptives, which was the same rate for condom use. Compared to the year before, pill taking declined 3... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Teens Talk About Safer Sex, Condoms, and "the Pill"

...98% of teens who've had intercourse reported ever using condoms, 50% reported ever using withdrawal, 39% reported ever using birth control pills, and 13% reported ever using the rhythm or calendar method. 47% of teens reported ever having had... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...find that efavirenz (Sustiva) increases blood levels of ethinyl estradiol, the type of estrogen most often used in combination birth control pills; this also appears to be the case for etravirine (Intelence), though this newer drug has not been... Read more »
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Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. During this time I also started taking birth control pills. Did anyone that is positive ever experience the same? I know yeast infections can be caused by... 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 but Read more »

Is this a risk to kids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, My Best Friend was diagnosed with HIV last year and has had a really hard time dealing with it. He also has a girlfriend for over two years. He never told her about his diagnosis. I have tried to have a heart to heart talk with him, and he... Read more »