WHO guidance full1

Given the mixed data (see Background) and lack of high-quality evidence, the WHO expert group that convened in 2012 and 2014, recommends no restrictions on the use of any contraceptive, including progestin-only injectable contraceptives, for women at high risk of HIV. However, the group has advised that women at high risk of HIV infection should be informed that progestin-only injectables may or may not increase their risk of HIV acquisition and that those considering progestin-only injectables should be informed about and have access to HIV prevention measures, including male and female condoms. The expert group also recommends further higher-quality research on the relationship between hormonal contraception and HIV infection and an expansion of the method mix to ensure that more women have access to a wider range of contraceptives.

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Hormonal contraceptive methods for women at high risk of HIV and living with HIV