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Stopping 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 »
HIV i-Base

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines: Manila Residents Ask Court to Stop Ban on Contraceptives in City

On Wednesday, a group of residents in the Philippines' capital city asked the Court of Appeals to halt the implementation of an order that bans the distribution of contraceptives in Manila's health centers and hospitals. The directive, issued by... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Unprotected Oral for 10 secs, Protected Vaginal for 2 mins, & stop.

hi there,im freaked out right now. had met with a prostitute yesterday, told her to cap me for blowjob but she forgot & she did it for bout 10 secs before i told her to stop. then we did protected vaginal sex, about 2 minutes missionary, told...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:This incident doesn't pose a threat for HIV. Given the short amount of time since the incident, it's likely just an abrasion from washing to much. If the mark does not go away in a day or two, I would recommend seeing a doctor, to... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Can I finally Stop? Experts pls answer.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk oral sex exposure with a woman of unknown status but risky occupation and from Russia. I've tested negative with PCR at 10 & 28 days. I've tested negative with Elisa (not sure of gen) from my doctor at 2, 4, and 7 weeks. Also,... Read more »

Can I stop or should I test for HIV2?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It's me again. I'm the one with 10 seconds of oral exposure with Russian Stripper. I just received my negative result from Home Access at 15 weeks 2 days. This was my 3rd home access test. I've taken Home Access test at 9, 12, and now 15 weeks. I've... Read more »

Can't stop worrying!!!

Posted by Anonymous
I tested negative at 3.5 months but lately I have been having severe pain in my side! I think it might be my spleen. I want to relax but there is so much conreversey over the window period I find it hard to do so. The GMHC says 3 months, Specialized... Read more »