Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

HIV And Hormones In Women

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Tribulus to boost hormons for hiv +

Hey Nelson, keep up the great work you do for us hivers man.... l am on travada and viremune once daily... l also take trib-650 tribulus terrestris extract 2 tabs... also omega3 fish oil tabs and echinacea tabs....please tell me if this is a good...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am not convinced about tribulus use to increase testosterone without a prescription. One study showed that it worked in primates, rabbits and rats :http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18068966 and another found that it did not work at all :... Read more »

Melatonin and HIV testing results?? Hormones??

Hi I have been an avid user of melatonin for over 3 years taking around 3-5 mg a night...im just... Read more »

Birth Control causing higher levels of HIV? Is this really so?

Hello to my favorite doctor! This is mommy of three and I cannot belive what I just read. The... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...affect how the body metabolizes other drugs, including hormonal contraceptives. Many types of drugs, including antiretrovirals and hormones, are processed by enzymes in the liver known as the CYP450 system. If a drug induces (speeds up) the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hormonal Contraception Use Does Not Increase Women's Risk of HIV Infection, Study Says

... The use of hormonal contraception does not increase women's overall risk of HIV infection, according to a study published Thursday on the Web site of the Journal AIDS , Reuters reports. The study -- conducted Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and Hormones

...variety of medical conditions. Diseases such as HIV that affect the whole body can interfere with proper endocrine function, and hormones, in turn, can affect HIV disease progression. The Endocrine System While exocrine (e.g., sweat,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Hormonal Contraception Use Has No Impact on HIV Disease Progression, Large Cohort Analysis Finds

...University of Alabama at Birmingham discusses a multi-country cohort study exploring the impact of hormonal contraception on HIV disease progression. After the discussion, there will be a series of questions and answers. Elizabeth Stringer: ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Woman living with AIDS for 28 years.

Posted by kymisme, 4 Replies
...Hello, I was born a premature baby, in 1982. I recieved a blood transfusion and got AIDS. I have 4 kids who are all negative. This is not a means to stop living your life, you can still have kids, you can live normally..Im Read more »

crazy question - hormones of pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I am an hiv negative wife of a positive man. We found out he was positive when I was 3 months pregant and found he when he was converting. Read more »

any infected women out there?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...When a woman becomes infected, can it affect her period? I have missed my period for the last 3 months after possible exposure. I did a EPT Read more »

Hormones

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can being on one's period affect the outcome of a rapid result test, i.e. due to extra hormones in the bloodstream? Read more »