Use of hormonal contraceptives and risk of HIV-1 transmission: a prospective cohort study

The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12/20/2011

Women should be counselled about potentially increased risk of HIV–1 acquisition and transmission with hormonal contraception, especially injectable methods, and about the importance of dual protection with condoms to decrease HIV–1 risk. Non–hormonal or low–dose hormonal contraceptive methods should be considered for women with or at–risk for HIV–1.

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