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Letters to the editor
Potential Implanon failure in patients on ART
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  1. Sarah Duncan, MRCP, Dip GUM1,
  2. Fran Hawkins, DFSRH, LoCMed2 and
  3. Noreen Desmond, FRCP, FRCPI3
  1. Specialty Registrar in Genitourinary Medicine, The Garden Clinic, Berkshire East Community Health Services, Slough, UK; sarah.duncan@berkshire.nhs.uk
  2. Specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care, The Garden Clinic, Berkshire East Community Health Services, Slough, UK; fran.hawkins@berkshire.nhs.uk
  3. Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine, The Garden Clinic, Berkshire East Community Health Services, Slough, UK; noreen.desmond@berkshire.nhs.uk

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We read with interest the letter by Lakhi and Govind highlighting the potential failure of Implanon® if used in combination with antiretroviral therapy.1 The letter demonstrates the consequent importance of disclosure of HIV status to reproductive health care services, and the responsibility of HIV physicians to discuss contraceptive choices with female patients.

Our clinic has provided an integrated sexual health service since 1995, aiming to provide a holistic approach to HIV and reproductive health care. All female patients are invited to attend a dedicated ‘Family Planning …

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