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Author(s):

Adebola A. Adedimeji, 1 , 2 ,* Donald R. Hoover, 3 Qiuhu Shi, 4 Mardge H. Cohen, 5 Tracy Gard, 6 , 7 and Kathryn Anastos 2 , 7

Pub Title:

Differences in the Nonuse of any Contraception and Use of Specific Contraceptive Methods in HIV Positive and HIV Negative Rwandan Women.

Pub Date:

Dec 17 2012

Pub Region(s):

Central Africa

Journal Issue:

Epub

Page Number:
Epub

Journal:

Title: 
AIDS Research and Treatment
Link: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3533450/

PubMed: 23304468
Pub PDF:

Contraception can reduce the dual burden of high fertility and high HIV prevalence in sub-Sahara Africa, but significant barriers remain regarding access and use. We describe factors associated with nonuse of contraception and with use of specific contraceptive methods in HIV positive and HIV negative Rwandan women. Data from 395 HIV-positive and 76 HIV-negative women who desired no pregnancy in the previous 6 months were analyzed using univariate and multivariate logistic regression models to identify clinical and demographic characteristics that predict contraceptive use. Differences in contraceptive methods used were dependent on marital/partner status, partner's knowledge of a woman's HIV status, and age. Overall, condoms, abstinence, and hormonal methods were the most used, though differences existed by HIV status. Less than 10% of women both HIV+ and HIV- used no contraception. Important differences exist between HIV-positive and HIV-negative women with regard to contraceptive method use that should be addressed by interventions seeking to improve contraceptive prevalence.

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Citation:

Adedimeji AA, Hoover DR, Shi Q, Cohen MH, Gard T, Anastos K. Differences in the Nonuse of any Contraception and Use of Specific Contraceptive Methods in HIV Positive and HIV Negative Rwandan Women. AIDS Res Treat. 2012;2012:367604. doi: 10.1155/2012/367604. Epub 2012 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 23304468; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3533450.