Monday, February 4, 2008

Depo Provera Contains HIV (Zambia Rumor)

Times of Zambia
28 January 2008

Injectable contraceptive Depo Provera safe, US embassy maintains

By Times Reporter

THE United States embassy has said Depo Provera, an injectable contraceptive is safe as it meets the safety regulatory standards. [...]

Times of Zambia
2 February 2008

Depo Provera does not contain HIV — Chituwo

By Times Reporter

HEALTH Minister, Brian Chituwo, has reassured the nation that scientific investigations into the injectable contraceptive, Depo Provera have not shown any traces of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. [...]

4 February 2008

ZAMBIA: Rumours of HIV in contraceptive spread panic

LUSAKA, 4 February 2008 (PlusNews) - A public health scare sparked by allegations that batches of the injectible contraceptive, Depro-Provera, contained the HI virus has exposed deep mistrust and high levels of misinformation about the safety of imported drugs. [...]