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List Of Oral Contraceptives

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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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Significant Association Found Between Oral Contraceptive Use and HIV Acquisition

Hormonal Contraception and Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition: Results of a 10-Year Prospective Study (Oral 83) Authored by L. Lavreys, J.M. Baeten, H.L. Martin Jr., J.K. Kreiss, K. Mandaliya, J. Ndinya-Achola, J. Overbaugh Lavreys et al. updated... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Nevirapine-Containing ART Does Not Reduce Combined Oral Contraceptive Effectiveness

Nevirapine is associated with a 30% decrease in contraceptive hormone levels in pharmacokinetic (PK) studies. Adequately powered studies have not previously been conducted to assess clinical outcomes, such as ovulation, in women receiving... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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. Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as... 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
Oral contraceptives remain an appropriate option for the HIV infected woman. However, a number of antiretrovirals such as nelfinavir, ritonavir, amprenavir, kaletra, and efavirenz may be associated with decreased effectiveness of oral contraceptives... Read more »

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 hormonally... Read more »

Clothes as contraceptives

HiI would appreciate it if you can give me a hand. My girlfriend and I purposefully avoid intercourse by having at least one of us wear various undergarments. These also conveniently soak up sperm etc. My girlfriend though is worried about how safe...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you are not getting semen inside of your girlfriend's vagina, then she has no risk of getting pregnant. I'm not sure what kind of undergarments you are wearing when you fool around, but it doesn't sound like you guys are at much... Read more »
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Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
Job Listing: Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing

The Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme is widely considered
to be one of the most successful of its kind in the world. The programme
has achieved national coverage and currently... Read more »

hola janis yo de nuevo

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hola janis le eh mandado preguntas a el dr steve desde hace dos meses y no me contesta, la pregunta es esta janis nunca me he realizado una serologia de hepatitis B o C, he leido que hay seroconversiones despues de los seis meses en caso de estar... Read more »

Splitting Prezista 600mg into thirds...

Posted by lovelife, 2 Replies
I need to take Prezista 800mg. If I have only Prezista 600mg, can I brake the pill into thirds so I can take one 600mg and then add 200mg more from the splitting?
Is this feasible? Safe? Read more »

Viral Load

Posted by dee99gt, 4 Replies
I've been taking Atripula since about august 2010. Before they started me on the pill my viral load was 2698385. One month later its at 24483.. Jan 2011 it was at 4742.. and I just went two days ago and its at 591.. My doctor mentioned it takes... Read more »