Hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition: reanalysis using marginal structural modeling.
Summary of "Hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition: reanalysis using marginal structural modeling."
Hormonal contraceptives are used widely worldwide; their effect on HIV acquisition remains unresolved. We reanalyzed data from the Hormonal Contraception and HIV Study using marginal structural modeling to reduce selection bias due to time-dependent confounding. Replicating our original analysis closely, we found that depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) but not combined oral contraceptive (COC) was associated with increased HIV acquisition. Also, young (18-24 years) but not older women who used DMPA and COCs were at increased HIV risk.
Behavioral and Biomedical Research Division, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Name: AIDS (London, England)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20588106
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32833a2537
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