Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition among women in South Africa.

@article{Morrison2012HormonalCA,
  title={Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition among women in South Africa.},
  author={Charles S Morrison and Stephanie Skoler-Karpoff and Cynthia Kwok and Pai-Lien Chen and Janneke van de Wijgert and Marlena Gehret-Plagianos and Smruti K. Patel and Khatija Ahmed and Gita Ramjee and Barbara A. Friedland and Pekka Lahteenmaki},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={497-504}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of hormonal contraception including combined oral contraceptives (COCs), and the injectable progestins depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and norethisterone enanthate (Net-En) on the risk of HIV acquisition among women in South Africa. DESIGN/METHODS We analyzed data from 5567 women aged 16-49 years participating in the Carraguard Phase 3 Efficacy Trial. Participants were interviewed about contraceptive use and sexual behaviors and underwent pelvic… CONTINUE READING

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