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 contraception.
  • Hormonal contraceptive users at elevated risk of HIV infection should also use condoms consistently and correctly.

 

Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2007
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English