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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5113 (Published 22 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5113

A multinational study of 387 European HIV positive women found that their contraceptive needs were largely unmet. Fourteen per cent had undergone termination of pregnancy, 62% had had at least one sexual encounter with a steady partner during the previous six months, and 51% had used condoms. Consistent condom use was a challenge for this population. Specific sexual and reproductive health issues predicted condom use: childbearing or miscarriage since the HIV diagnosis was made and having an HIV positive partner were relevant factors, as well as general use of contraceptives (AIDS Care 2010;22:919-26, doi:10.1080/09540121003758564).

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