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Contraception in HIV-positive female adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in AIDS Research and Therapy, June 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 159)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)

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Contraception in HIV-positive female adolescents
Published in
AIDS Research and Therapy, June 2011
DOI 10.1186/1742-6405-8-19
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Nadia T Kancheva Landolt, Nadia T Kancheva Landolt, Sudrak Lakhonphon, Jintanat Ananworanich


Sexual behavior of HIV-positive youths, whether infected perinatally, through risky behavior or other ways, is not substantially different from that of HIV-uninfected peers. Because of highly active antiretroviral therapy, increasing number of children, infected perinatally, are surviving into adolescence and are becoming sexually active and need reproductive health services. The objective of this article is to review the methods of contraception appropriate for HIV-positive adolescents with a special focus on hormonal contraceptives. Delaying the start of sexual life and the use of two methods thereafter, one of which is the male condom and the other a highly effective contraceptive method such as hormonal contraception or an intrauterine device, is currently the most effective option for those who desire simultaneous protection from both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Health care providers should be aware of the possible pharmacokinetic interactions between hormonal contraception and antiretrovirals. There is an urgent need for more information regarding metabolic outcomes of hormonal contraceptives, especially the effect of injectable progestins on bone metabolism, in HIV-positive adolescent girls.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 2%
United States 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 107 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 16%
Researcher 18 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 5%
Other 26 23%
Unknown 8 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 30%
Social Sciences 16 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 11%
Arts and Humanities 4 4%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 14 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2011.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 159 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 1.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its peers.
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