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Contraceptive method and condom use among women at risk for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases--selected U.S. sites, 1993-1994.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Date
Sep 27, 1996
Volume
45
Issue
38
Pages
820–823
Identifiers
PMID: 8927001
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A primary strategy for decreasing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is to increase the rate of condom use among at-risk persons, and an important approach for reducing unintended pregnancies is to increase the use of effective contraception. Some women are at risk for both STDs and unintended pregnancy and require a highly effective strategy for protection against both risks. To assess the association between condom use at last intercourse and use of specific methods to prevent pregnancy among women at risk for HIV infection and other STDs, project investigators analyzed data from the Prevention of HIV in Women and Infants Demonstration Project. This report presents the findings of the analysis, which indicate that many women who were potentially well protected against pregnancy were underprotected against STDs.

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