Hormonal Contraception and HIV: More Research Needed; No Changes in Family Planning Practices Currently Warranted
This brief focuses on the following points:
- No conclusive evidence exists that hormonal contraceptive use increases the risk of HIV acquisition, transmission, or disease progression.
- Current knowledge does not indicate a need to change existing recommendations that women at risk of HIV infection or those who are HIV-infected may safely use
- Hormonal contraceptive users at elevated risk of HIV infection should also use condoms consistently and correctly.