Africa: Three of the Most Used Contraceptives Don’t Increase HIV Risk – ECHO Study

The ECHO study has found no significant difference in risk of HIV acquisition among women using one of three methods of birth of control that are used on the continent – DMPA, the Copper IUD and Jadelle implant.

Doctors, activists and the audience have welcomed the findings but agree that women still need to have access to a broad range of effective and acceptable methods of contraception, as current levels are not ideal.

The findings have also been hailed by the WHO  coordinator for the Human Reproduction Team, Dr. James Kiarie. He, however, says that women still need to have access to a wider range of effective and acceptable methods of contraception as current levels are not ideal.

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