oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Contraception and antiretrovirals : review
|Article Title||Contraception and antiretrovirals : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||24 - 27|
|Keyword(s)||Antiretrovirals, Barrier contraception and Hormonal contraception|
Increasing access to and use of effective contraception is essential to preventing unintended pregnancy, especially among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive women. The prevention of unintended pregnancies is not only a global public health priority, but also a critical and cost-effective approach to primary prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
HIV-infected women have the same reproductive rights as HIV-uninfected women, but based on their HIV status, may require additional care and counselling. This review highlights the different contraceptive options that are available to HIV-positive women in South Africa, provides local and international recommendations, and outlines the reproductive rights of women affected by HIV.
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