July 2014 - Key Systematic Review Updated

“Hormonal contraceptive methods and risk of HIV acquisition in women: a systematic review of epidemiological evidence” published

Chelsea B. Polis, Sharon J. Phillips, Kathryn M. Curtis, Daniel J. Westreich, Petrus S. Steyn, Elizabeth Raymond, Philip C. Hannaford, Abigail Norris Turner

This paper updated the July 2013 systematic review on hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition in women by incorporating new epidemiological evidence published between December 15, 2011, and January 15, 2014. The research question is whether specific methods of hormonal contraception influence a woman’s risk of HIV acquisition. Data included in this systematic review were presented at the WHO guideline development meeting in March 2014.

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