Results of a meta-analysis indicate that HIV treatment and contraceptive methods can interact in various clinically meaningful ways. Concomitant use was found to possibly alter contraceptive efficacy and cause drug–drug interactions. Although hormonal contraceptives were not shown to affect HIV progression, their impact on HIV transmission and acquisition remains unclear.
Source: HIV Medicine, July 2015.
An abstract of the study is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hiv.12221/abstract.