Effect of hormonal contraceptive use on plasma HIV-1-RNA levels among HIV-infected women.

Cejtin HE, Jacobson L, Springer G, Watts DH, Levine A, Greenblatt R, Anastos K, Minkoff HL, Massad LS, Schmidt JB.

AIDS. 2003 Jul 25;17(11):1702-4. doi: 10.1097/00002030-200307250-00019.

We compared the HIV-1-RNA and CD4 lymphocyte counts from users and non-users of hormonal contraception cross-sectionally upon entry into the Women's Interagency HIV Study, and again longitudinally. There did not appear to be an association between hormonal contraception use and HIV-1-RNA levels in our study. There was a small increase in CD4 cell counts among hormonal users of doubtful clinical significance.

PMID: 12853757

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