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Natural Contraceptives

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Do the emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result?

Do emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result? I ate emergency contraception pills on Aug,13,and I did a hiv test on Nov,1. It was about 82days after I took the pills. The result is non-reactive. So, do the pills affect HIV test? Looking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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HIV + and contraceptives

hi, im HIV+ and recently had an an operation due a an ovarian cyst. The doctor suggested that i... Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...under the curve (AUC), a measure of the body's overall exposure to a drug between two doses. When antiretrovirals and hormonal contraceptive agents are combined, drug interactions may change the AUC of the hormonal contraceptives. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Grant From Gates Foundation Will Aid Development of Revolutionary New Contraceptive

... An Ottawa scientist has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop a vaginal contraceptive that also protects against HIV and other STDs. The recipient is Dr. Nongnuj Tanphaichitr, a senior scientist... 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. 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

...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 susceptibility... Read more »
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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 »

STRESS: causes everything

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

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Posted by Anonymous
...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 »