Understanding the Effects of Hormonal Contraception on HIV Transmission

McEnery, Regina
November 2011
VAX;Nov2011, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p4
The article reports on the risks and benefits of using hormonal contraception in HIV prevention trials. It indicates that the mechanism of how hormonal contraception increased the risk of HIV infection is not clear. It suggests the importance of identifying the mechanisms that accelerate or block viral entry in the vaginal mucosa to study HIV pathogenesis and prevention.


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