A report on: Karoline Aebi-Popp’s presentation “What Women Want: Pharmacokinetic studies in women and its impact on clinic practice”
Most women around the world living with HIV are of reproductive age. Worldwide there are high rates of unplanned pregnancies in HIV-positive women and unsurprisingly even higher rates among women not on ARVs. This presentation elucidated that the promotion of effective and safe contraception is critical, and that a choice needs to be offered to women, where possible.
This presentation also highlighted a great resource for practitioners to use: The Liverpool HIV Drug Interactions website which has a section on Contraception with a colour-coded table to guide safe contraceptive choice.