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Oral Contraceptives Withdrawal

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Viracept

...Vytorin, or Zocor (simvastatin) for the treatment of high lipids. Lipid-lowering alternatives are Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, and Pravacol (pravastatin), but should be used with caution. Viracept may decrease methadone levels but withdrawal rarely occurs; methadone doses may need to be increased. Use calcium channel blockers with caution. Blood levels of Viracept are reduced by rifampin and may be reduced by phenobarbital, phenytoin, and...
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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 »

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
...the risk of stroke and increases the likelihood of peripheral vascular disease and aortic aneurysm. Women over age 35 who use oral contraceptives and smoke are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and blood clots in the legs. Cigarette... 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, Read more »

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

AVOIDING SEXUAL DISEASES.......CAN I RECEIVE SICKNESS BY USING CONTRACEPTIVES
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...following are forms of birth control that will not adequately protect you against HIV and other STDs:1) birth control pills (oral contraceptives)2) birth control implants (for example Norplant)3) withdrawal method4) natural condoms, sheepskin... Read more »
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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

...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 »
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Efavirenz Significantly Reduces Levels of Some Oral Contraceptives

A PK study evaluated the effect of co-administration of EFV 600 mg on an ethinylestradiol (EE) and norgestimate (NGM)-containing oral contraceptive (OC). This was an open-label, 3-period, single-sequence study conducted in healthy female... Read more »
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Norvir

...concentrations may increase; a lower dose of trazodone is recommended. Norvir and Aptivus may decrease levels of methadone, but withdrawal rarely occurs. Methadone doses may need to be increased. Use caution with anti-convulsants: Tegretol... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Does withdraw provide any protection?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a female and had unprotected sex with someone. I know him quite well, and his last test did show he was HIV negative.....that was in Feb/March. When we did have sex, he pulled out. Odds are he's negative anyway, but if he was to be positive,... Read more »

Withdraw method???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had a one time exposure I guess you could say. Unprotected vaginal intercourse with my ex boyfriend. Last I knew, when he tested in early March, he was HIV negative. But then again, who knows (if anything) has happened since then. I don't... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »