Posts Tagged ‘hiv risk’

Oral Contraceptives May Increase HIV Risk

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Researchers may have uncovered some possible indications that hormonal methods of contraception may be associated with an increased risk of HIV. The recent report was a result of an observational analysis of a randomized trial that involved couples where one partner had HIV while the other did not. The report was published on the online journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The report made by researchers from the

Studies Show Preventive Treatment May Help Reduce HIV Spread

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
There are two new studies that suggest giving anti-retroviral drugs to heterosexuals that are at high risk of contracting HIV may significantly reduce the chance that it will develop into full-blown AIDS. Giving heterosexuals the anti-retroviral drugs while their immune system is still healthy reduced the risk of getting HIV from their infected partners by as much as 63 percent. The method of using anti-retroviral