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Can I Have Unprotected If I Had Ovaries Removed

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Atripla and Polycistic Ovaries

Dear Dr,I have been taking Atripla for 6 months now. I would like the have a child and my Dr says he will have to put me on drug holiday for the first trimester then use nevirapin and others for the rest of pregnancy cycle since atripla could be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any link between Atripla and polycystic ovarian disease. Metformin can be used with Atripla but with caution due to drug interaction and possibility of increased levels/toxicity Read more »


What does it mean if I only have one ovary? What problems will this cause? Read more »

polysistic ovaries

what is polysistic ovaries and how can it stop me from having children in the future?i have had so... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Inflammatory Disease (PID) PID refers to inflammation in the upper genital tract. (The genital tract includes your vagina, cervix, ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes.) PID is often caused by a number of common infections, including the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Procedure Permanent Effects Temporary Effects Risks Contraindications Notes Testosterone Atrophy of uterus and ovaries (resulting in sterility) Hair loss, baldness Increased body hair, including facial hair Deepening of voice... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

... Genital Tract Infections Your vagina, cervix, ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes are all part of your genital tract. Most genital tract infections begin in the vagina, where they're Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...Regular heroin, methadone, or amphetamine use AIDS-related wasting Steroid use Menopause Cysts and other problems in the ovaries If you miss two or more periods in a row, have a pelvic exam and blood tests to identify possible infections... Read more »
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hiv AND having a hysterestomy

Posted by debfree, 2 Replies
I would like to know is there anyone out there that has had a hysterectomy with hiv. Is it safe and how are you doing now Read more »

Well we got the call last night

Posted by franfrog, 4 Replies
...was a wreck. It turns out she has ovarian cancer. This is not good. She will be going under probably on Monday to have her ovaries and a hysterectomy. She has so many heart problems that this is a risk just her going under the anesthesia. ... Read more »

HIV from dirty ultrasound wand?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of that goes on the stomach, and the other one where they put a wand up your vagina to check out your ovaries. Well recently i just got both of those ultrasound tests done...and I am concerned that what if the nurse forgot... Read more »

Worried....but trying to stay focused

Posted by takincontrol23, 1 Reply cause I am ok". She then so called went to her doctor and her doctor told her that she had some kind of infection in her ovaries. I asked her if she ever tested for HIV and said she always has an annual check up and tested negative early... Read more »