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Voice of America on YouTube: Hormonal Contraception May Double HIV/AIDS Risk

Hormonal Contraception May Double HIV/AIDS Risk
Uploaded by  on Oct 6, 2011

A new study finds that the use of a hormonal contraceptive popular with women in eastern and southern Africa doubles their risk of becoming infected with HIV. And when it is used by HIV-infected women, it doubles the risk they will infect their male partners. The large study was conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV – the virus that causes AIDS – has been spread mainly through heterosexual sex.

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