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Failing menstrual period
May 28, 2008

Hi Dr. My question is about my menstruation that is keep failing , I mean since last January 2008 I do not get my period .I am not pregnant , but I would like to know what is all about why that happen .I am taken the kaletra 2 tablets twice a day ,kivexa 1 tablet a day and viread 1 tablet a day . Could be a precoce menopause. My best Regards G.Edward

Response from Dr. Henry

There is an impression that HIV+ women may be an increased risk for premature menopause with data supporting a higher rate of menstrual abnormalities. Your particular regimen has not been consistently linked to a significantly higher rate of menstrual abnormalities but protease inhibitors can interact with estrogen altering its metabolism/function perhaps to a clinically sigificant degree is some patients. I would advise getting an endocrine/gyn evaluation to sort out the possibilities. KH

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