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Hormonal Contraception Increases HIV Risk, New Study Reports

A new study published this week in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, shows some disturbing data about the contraception used by women in the eastern and southern areas of Africa, and the increased risk that these women then have to becoming infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or H.I.V. as it is more commonly known. This is the virus which causes AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It seems that for women being given a hormone shot every three months, their risk of becoming infected with H.I.V. appears to double, and not only that, but for those women who have the shot but are H.I.V. positive, then their male partners are two times as likely to be infected with H.I.V. than if there was no contraceptive used by the women. Women in Africa are … Read entire article »

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