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

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Cejtin, H. E., Jacobson, L., Springer, G., Watts, D. H., Levine, A., Greenblatt, R., Anastos, K., Minkoff, H. L., Massad, L. S., & Schmidt, J. B. (2003). Effect of hormonal contraceptive use on plasma HIV-1-RNA levels among HIV-infected women. AIDS, 17(11), 1702-1704. https://doi.org/10.1097/00002030-200307250-00019