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Mar 11, 2007

I am a young female in her Mid 20's.I am currently on Stoctrin &Combivir and Purben. I have not had my monthly periods for more than 2 consecutive cycles does any of these medication have such side effects.Do I need to be worried about this?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Unlikely those meds themselves would cause this. HIV infected women can have increased abnormal periods including heavier bleeding or lighter or no periods. You don't indicate whether you are taking any hormone supplements like birth control pills or if pregnancy could be a possibility. Some times endocrine problems like thyroid disease can cause irregular periods. You should check it out with your gynecologist.

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