HIV MEETS CONTRACEPTIVES IN THE BODYThe battle of ARV drug and contraceptive in the body. HIV ARVs drugs (ritonavir based ) reduceses effectiveness of oestrogen based contraceptives, so take if care you are infected with HIV/AID virus and on oestrogen based contraceptives, you might just end up with unplanned pregnancy.
What does this mean?Don't be scared, oestrogen based contraceptive are not common in Kenya.The only common oestrogen based contraceptive in Kenya are the ordinary pills, this does not include e- pills so chances are that you are not affected by this information.
N/BIt is important to mention that only the ritonavir based ARV reduce effectiveness of oestrogen contraceptive
Oestrogen based contraceptive
- Ordinary pill eg Microgynon, Lo-Femenal, Nordette, Marvelon, and Yasmin
- Three and two month contraceptive e.g cyclofem and cyco-provera.