TITLE

Understanding the Effects of Hormonal Contraception on HIV Transmission

AUTHOR(S)
McEnery, Regina
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
VAX;Nov2011, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
71847937

 

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