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Study comparing injectable contraceptives DMPA and NET-EN finds HIV risk higher with DMPA

Women who used an injectable contraceptive called DMPA were more likely to acquire HIV than women using a similar product called NET-EN, according to a secondary analysis of data from a large HIV prevention trial called VOICE. The new analysis, conducted by researchers from the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network, is the first head-to-head observational study to directly compare differences in HIV risk between users of DMPA and NET-EN.

Published
04 March 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Hormonal Contraception + HIV + Limited Data = “A Public Health Conundrum”

Chelsea Polis, senior epidemiological advisor at USAID, has considered more questions surrounding hormonal contraception and HIV than most people know even exist and admits to being frustrated when people want simple answers.

Published
12 November 2013
From
Science Speaks
Population Council presents positive results of Phase 3 trial of 1-year contraceptive vaginal ring

The Population Council presented findings from a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial that was designed to demonstrate the safety, efficacy, and acceptability of the Council's investigational one-year contraceptive vaginal ring.

Published
16 October 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Only a fifth of pregnancies among women living with HIV in the US are planned

Only a fifth of pregnancies among women living with HIV in the United States are planned, research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
15 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
Adolescents, Technology and Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs and Pregnancy

This white paper is intended for practitioners and others who work with adolescents and provides an overview about the ways in which digital technology can be used to improve the sexual health of adolescents.

Published
17 September 2013
From
US CDC
Programmatic and research considerations for hormonal contraception for women at risk of HIV and women living with HIV

In early 2012 WHO convened a meeting of experts to discuss research on use of hormonal contraception by women at high risk of HIV and those currently living with HIV. The conclusions and recommendations from the Consultation have already been published. However during the consultation multiple programmatic and research issues emerged, including priority knowledge gaps. This brief serves to highlight actions that programmes providing sexual and reproductive health and HIV-prevention services should undertake, in order to complement the Consultation’s recommendations. Directions for future research to address current gaps are noted.

Published
03 June 2013
From
World Health Organization
HPTN researchers: Don’t forget family planning in HIV prevention

“Unless family planning is increased in Africa, eliminating mother-to-child transmission will not be met,” FHI 360 President Emeritus Ward Cates said.

Published
20 May 2013
From
Science Speaks
Pope Francis' View on Contraception Could Impact AIDS Work

Catholic organizations around the world are still digesting how the selection of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis , might impact their work, and that includes disease-prevention efforts.

Published
15 March 2013
From
ABC News
Contraceptive injections and HIV infection risk – a public health conundrum

The concerns about a possible increase in risk of HIV acquisition with some hormonal contraceptive methods need to be understood in the context of the

Published
10 March 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Marge Berer on Depo-Provera and informed choice

From one perspective, a method that a woman need only renew once every three months was a gift. One injection four times a year and no fear of unwanted pregnancy. But the potential for abuse of this method was obvious from the beginning, and abuse there was, from paternalistic family planning providers.

Published
20 February 2013
From
BMJ Group blogs
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