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Women and HIV: Menstruation, Menopause, and HIV


There is a growing need for research about the effects of HIV on the menstrual cycle and menopause. HIV positive women and their care providers need to know what to expect at all life stages, and need strategies for optimal long-term care in the HAART era. Once the impact of HIV on menopause is better understood, clinical management can be individually tailored to avoid long-term complications such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

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Information in this article was accurate in January 10, 2007. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.