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Member Research & Reports

CUNY Faculty Commentary on the Relationship between the Hormonal Injectable Contraception and HIV Acquisition

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleague published a commentary in Lancet HIV on the ongoing debate about the relationship between the hormonal injectable contraception, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), and HIV acquisition. The commentary reviews recent publications. The authors conclude that in countries with high HIV incidence and high use of injectable contraception, findings suggest that women at high risk of HIV who wish to use injectable contraception should be counselled to consider norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN) over DMPA, in addition to being counselled to use condoms.

[Photo: Dr. Heidi Jones]