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Date: 06/13/2019
Type: In the News
Today at a satellite symposium at the South African AIDS Conference, the ECHO trial of contraceptive use and impact on HIV risk released its results. The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes Study, or ECHO, was designed to evaluate the risk of acquiring HIV in HIV-negative women who used the copper-releasing intrauterine device (Cu-IUD), a levonorgestrel (LNG) implant (Jadelle) and...
Date: 06/13/2019
Source: WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS & HRP
Type: In the News
WHO, UNAIDS and UNFPA welcome the results of a large clinical research study known as the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study that was conducted in four African countries and published in the Lancet today. The study compared the risk of HIV acquisition among women randomized to three highly-effective reversible contraceptive methods. The ECHO study found no...
Date: 06/13/2019
Source: WHO
Type: Press Releases
GENEVA, 13 June 2019: A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method had high levels of safety and effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, with all methods well-accepted by...
Date: 06/03/2019
Source: PSI
Type: FP2020 in the Media
by Beth Schlachter, Executive Director, FP2020 @BethFP2020 and Mitchell Warren, Executive Director, AVAC @HIVpxresearch In July 2019, the HIV and Family Planning (FP) communities will convene around the results of the ECHO (Evidence for Contraceptive Options & HIV Outcomes) trial, which assesses three reversible contraceptives and whether they affect the user’s risk of HIV. Beth Schlachter,...
Date: 11/23/2018
Source: Bhekisisa
Type: In the News
For more than a decade, obstetrician Coceka Mnyani’s conversations with her patients followed a script.  Had they used contraceptives before? Did they want more children? What contraceptive did they plan on using after delivery and why?  “Depending on what a woman said, you would advise, you know, ‘that’s not such a great idea, have you thought about this’, ‘maybe this one would be a better...
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