No link seen between contraceptives and higher HIV risk: CDC

ATLANTA (Reuters) – There is no clear link between the use of contraceptives such as the birth control pill or Depo-Provera shots and an increased risk that a woman will contract HIV, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. But the CDC also said it was “strongly” encouraging the use of condoms as a precaution against the virus that causes AIDS. Recent studies have suggested that the use of hormonal contraceptives could increase the risk of women contracting HIV. …
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