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Oral Contraceptives Risk

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...cells should not switch to Viramune unless there are no other options. In men, liver problems are more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should order LFTs before you start taking Viramune and test your blood frequently during the first three to four...
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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
...enzymes which metabolize estrogens in oral contraceptives. This in turn results in lower efficacy of contraceptives and increased risk of pregnancy. Your wife is now on Rifanah which is a combination of isonazid and rifampicin. These... Read more »

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 »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...but then had your life prematurely snuffed out by cigarettes? Good luck. Kick the habit, OK?Dr. BobSmoking Nearly Triples the Risk of DeathBy Alan McCordFebruary 20, 2009In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, results from the... Read more »

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

Hello to my favorite doctor! This is mommy of three and I cannot belive what I just read. The following article terrifies me because I was put back on oral contraceptives due to my excessive bleeding etc. and now I am wondering if I am in serious...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...progesterone levels from hormonal contraceptives . . . ." That's you! You're on antiretrovirals and consequently are not at risk. It's also important to note that these findings from Mombasa, Kenya were not confirmed by two studies done in the... 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. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patterns of Oral Contraceptive Pill-Taking and Condom Use Among Adolescent Contraceptive Pill Users

...discontinuation is often unprotected by condoms. However, concurrent missed pills and condom nonuse increase pregnancy and infection risk even among stable OCP users. Understanding motivation for method usage may improve education and prevention... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HPV Takes Lead on Oral Cancers: Experts

...decline, researchers say. Oral sex is believed to be the transmission mode, with one Canadian expert identifying the advent of oral contraceptives, and the concurrent rise of sexual freedom, as the tipping point for the increase in HPV-related... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV/AIDS and Diabetes: Minimizing Risk, Optimizing Care

...and disorders of glucose metabolism in people with HIV/AIDS contains conflicting messages. Some studies indicate an increased risk of diabetes mellitus (generally referred to simply as "diabetes") in people taking HAART, specifically protease... Read more »
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Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...diseases is rare, but not impossible. The scare tactics used to frighten young people are more about moral issues than real risks. Actual infection rates are, on average, 70% lower than in the 60's and 70's. You must admit that a virus blamed... 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 »

Oral sex risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I hear that oral sex has a pretty low risk. But does that mean oral sex without ejaculation or oral sex in general? Read more »

Does risk receiving oral sex?

Posted by extresado, 1 Reply
...Does risk receiving oral sex? Do we need to be tested? Read more »