Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 22nd, 1999
An effective method of contraception that does not increase shedding of cells is important because not only is vertical transmission avoided by the woman, but also because increased shedding may increase the dose of virus transmitted to a sexual partner.
Barbra A. Richardson, of the University of Washington, and associates investigated IUD use in 98 HIV-1 seropositive women. They expected the IUD to increase cervical shedding, though their...
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