Study supports link between injectable hormonal contraceptive and HIV risk

9 enero 2015

Women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, commonly known as Depo-Provera or the birth control shot, have a moderately increased risk of becoming infected with HIV, a large meta-analysis of 12 studies involving more than 39,500 women has found. Other forms of hormonal contraception, including oral contraceptive pills, do not appear to increase this risk.