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Oral Contraceptives Hormones

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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. Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as... 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 »

Growing Hormone?

I was reading in the "ask the expert" forum about a guy from Sao Paulo who parties once in a while... 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 »
The Body PRO

Significant Association Found Between Oral Contraceptive Use and HIV Acquisition

...was not randomized. The primary analysis compared the rate of HIV-1 acquisition in women using hormonal contraception (DMPA or oral contraceptives) to that of women either using no contraception or who had undergone surgical sterilization (e.g.,... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

In this study summary, 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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and Hormones

...workers in Mombasa, Kenya, women using hormonal contraceptives were at increased risk for HIV infection (1.5 times higher with oral contraceptives; 1.8 times higher with injected Depo-Provera). Looking at a subset of more than 150 women who... Read more »
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please help I am really worried

Posted by mrworried1981, 3 Replies
I am 29 year old male that made a big mistake by having sex with three female sex workers. The first firl was back in the month of July of this year I used a condom for both oral and vaginal sex. I did the same for the 2 ohter girls I used a condom... Read more »


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 »

crazy question - hormones of pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and getting it and putting the baby at risk, I moved out. Now, two years later, I am looking back at it and I really feel the hormones of pregnancy made me so crazy enough to leave him. My child is two years old now and I feel I never would... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...i was wondering if any one had some extra growth hormone i would like to buy it and try to slow down the wasting. please Read more »