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Hormonal Contraceptives

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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
...Hi,Concomitant use of nevirapine and hormonal contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Read more »

Birth Control causing higher levels of HIV? Is this really so?

...and love, Mommy of three. Please see article below:Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV Disease... 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 »
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 the... Drugs Work Questions Remain ... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...Elizabeth Stringer, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham discusses a multi-country cohort study exploring the impact of hormonal contraception on HIV disease progression. After the discussion, there will be a series of questions and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hormonal Contraception Use Does Not Increase Women's Risk of HIV Infection, Study Says

...Africa and four participants in Thailand at the end of the study were HIV-positive. Researchers found no evidence linking use of hormonal contraceptives to an increased risk of HIV infection. "Understanding whether hormonal contraceptive use... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hormonal Contraceptive Use and HIV-1 Infection in a Population-Based Cohort in Rakai, Uganda

...education, higher unemployment, and weaker negotiating skills within relationships. The current study assesses whether or not hormonal contraceptives -- one population control method offered by family planning programs in Uganda -- increase... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...transmission of HIV for women are vaginal bleeding, pre-existing STDs, and possibly adolescence (thinner vaginal lining) and using hormonal contraceptives, since both can cause vaginal bleeding. Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
...its kind in the world. The programme has achieved national coverage and currently promotes and distributes the bulk of modern contraceptives used in Nigeria for the purposes of family planning and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases,... Read more »

Special Condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »

Hormones

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can being on one's period affect the outcome of a rapid result test, i.e. due to extra hormones in the bloodstream? Read more »