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Hormonal Contraception + HIV + Limited Data = “A Public Health Conundrum”

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Chelsea Polis, senior epidemiological advisor at USAID, has considered more questions surrounding hormonal contraception and HIV than most people know even exist. Does the use of  injectable hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of a woman acquiring HIV? If a woman has HIV, does her use of an injectable hormonal contraceptive increase the risk that her […]

USAID brief on hormonal contraception: While questions remain, women at high risk and with HIV can use all available methods

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While evidence of a tie between some injectable hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of HIV acquisition remains incomplete, that potential risk must be balanced against the life-saving benefits of preventing unintended pregnancy, a brief from USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health says. The brief, prepared in collaboration with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan […]