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RIFAFOUR treatment of TB and Pregnancy sideeffects

My wife was diagnosed of TB early February 2007 and since then she has been on TB treatment RIFAFOUR (4tablets daily x 5 days a week). At the same time she was taking Marvelon pills as a contraceptive. She then missed her monthly period in May/June...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...tuberculosis. It contains rifampin (rifampicin) and this agent increases the activity of liver enzymes which metabolize estrogens in oral contraceptives. This in turn results in lower efficacy of contraceptives and increased risk of pregnancy.... Read more »

herbal extract interactions with p450 enzyme in anti-HIV drugs

Hi. I am HIV positive and doing well on Sustiva/Combivir . Someone sold me a liquid natural... Read more »

HIV + and contraceptives

hi, im HIV+ and recently had an an operation due a an ovarian cyst. The doctor suggested that i... Read more »
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Hormonal Contraception Use Has No Impact on HIV Disease Progression, Large Cohort Analysis Finds

...was called progesterone only. This included women using an implant or injectable contraception. Then there was the combined estrogen and progesterone group, which was women using oral contraceptive pills. We defined HIV disease progression as... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...women. In an analysis conducted within the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), HIV positive women were less likely to use oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, and the "rhythm method" (monitoring the menstrual cycle and avoiding sex when... Read more »
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Candidiasis Update

...include itching, vaginal swelling and thick and odorous discharge. Vaginal candidiasis is often associated with pregnancy, high estrogen oral contraceptives, diabetes, antibiotics use, tight-fitting clothes, dietary factors and sexually... Read more »
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. Females ages... Read more »
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STRESS: causes everything

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...organisms in the mouth, which can then promote the growth of Candida. These include the extended use of antibiotics, steroids and oral contraceptives with a high estrogen content. Other factors that may stimulate Candida growth include: diabetes,... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...all sounds nuts and good Lord knows i never claimed to be same, but this is bad! I am taking lexapro(anti-depressant) and my estrogen. i am not on any other meds and am just not sure what to think of all this. my energy level is going down and i... Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I wasnt about to take any AIDS medicines based on the information Id heard about side effects, and I discontinued the use of oral contraceptives in 1999. So having no further need for my doctor, I decided to stop seeing her in March of 1998 when... Read more »