October 2011 - USAID Communication to the Field on Heffron Study

USAID Communication to the Field: USAID Updated Response to Publication of Findings on Hormonal Contraception and HIV Acquisition in Uninfected Women and HIV Transmission from Infected Women to Men

USAID shared a communication with its field offices regarding a study by Renee Heffron and colleagues, assessing the association between various methods of hormonal contraception and HIV risk. The communication stated that risk must be evaluated across six dimensions that a change in contraceptive policy or programming was not appropriate or necessary at the time.

See the Communication