Birth Control - Birth Control Methods
There are many methods of birth control. Learn about the different kinds of birth control to help you choose the best one for you. When making your choice, also consider that only a condom will protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). To protect yourself and your partner against STDs, use a condom (along with your chosen birth control method) every time you have sex.Hormonal ...
Birth Control - When to Call a Doctor
Different birth control methods have different side effects and possible complications. It is important to understand the risks of the birth control method you use. Talk to your health professional if you have concerns about side effects.Call your health professional if you have symptoms of pregnancy, such as having missed one or more periods or having your period but with a lot less bleeding ...
Birth control methods have high rates of effectiveness if they are used consistently. Follow your health professional's instructions on what to do if you miss or skip your birth control pills. Some general guidelines are listed here. Combination (estrogen plus progestin) birth control pills Always read the pill label for specific instructions. Or call your doctor. How likely pregnancy is ...
Progestin for Emergency Contraception
Drug details for Emergency contraception.
Birth Control - Overview
What is birth control?Birth control, also called contraception, is any method used to prevent pregnancy. It allows you to choose whether or when to have a child. Most women can become pregnant from the age when they start their menstrual periods until their late 40s or early 50s. During the many years before menopause, using birth control is key to avoiding an unplanned pregnancy. Which birth ...
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Other Treatment
HIV can cause emotional, social, and financial stresses that significantly add to the stress of being ill. Accepting that these stresses are present and getting the education and support you need may help you manage them and improve your quality of life.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - What Increases Your Risk
Most people get HIV by having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV. Another common way of getting the virus is by sharing needles with someone who is infected with HIV when injecting drugs. You have an increased risk of becoming infected with HIV thro
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Topic Overview
Information on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - When To Call a Doctor
If you are infected with HIV or caring for someone who is, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if any of the following conditions develop: seizures, loss of consciousness, new weakness in an arm, a leg, or one side of the body.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Home Treatment
If you are infected with HIV, you can lead an active life for a long time. There are many steps you can take to maintain your health and prevent the spread of HIV. Learn more about HIV to help you actively participate in your health care decisions. Get th