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

Helen E. Cejtin, Lisa Jacobson, Gayle Springer, D. Heather Watts, Alexandra Levine, Ruth Greenblatt, Kathryn Anastos, Howard L. Minkoff, Leslie S. Massad, Julie B. Schmidt

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1702-1704
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 25 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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