The influence of hormonal contraceptive use on HIV-1 transmission and disease progression.

@article{Baeten2007TheIO,
  title={The influence of hormonal contraceptive use on HIV-1 transmission and disease progression.},
  author={Jared M Baeten and Ludo Lavreys and Julie M Overbaugh},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={360-9}
}
Women account for nearly one-half of new human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infections worldwide, including the majority of infections in Africa. Biological and epidemiological studies suggest that hormonal contraceptive use could influence susceptibility to HIV-1, as well as infectivity and disease progression for those who become infected. However, not all studies have shown this relationship, and many questions remain. Safe and effective contraceptive choices are essential for women… CONTINUE READING

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