Is emergency contraception safe and effective for women with HIV, including women using ARVs?
Yes. Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are safe for women with HIV. As for effectiveness, ECPs contain higher doses of hormones than daily oral contraceptives. Therefore, it is thought that ARVs would not reduce the effectiveness of ECPs. There is no evidence that finds it is necessary to increase the ECP dosage for women taking ARVs (98).