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Does Hiv Cause Irregular Periods

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HIV meds causing irregular period?

I am considering getting pregnant and trying to get everything "lined up" before switching meds- I currently am on viread,reyataz,epivir, and ritonavir(started PI 4 months ago). I have an undetectable viral load and cd4's at 1100,...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It is highly unlikely that your meds are responsible for your problems with your periods; I would recommend that you identify an obstetrician/gynecologist with experience in treating HIV infected women to help you with your decision making; you can... Read more »

HIV & MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WE DON'T REALLY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS CAUSING MENSTRUAL CHANGES... Read more »

HIV & MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES

Dear Dr.Squires,A lot of HIV positive women seem to be experiencing problems with their periods and... Read more »
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Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway.

There are several problems I've had in answering this question to people's... Read more »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

Test!?!window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I have been sick for nine months now. I had a HIV test done after 6 months of possible exposure to the virus. The test came back neg! But the strange symptoms I am having have not gone away. I was wondering if the test sometimes won't... Read more »

HomeAccess - Window Period Confusion! HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok,

I'm at the 3 months marker and need to take a test. I was going to take a HomeAccess test but their website says that the test may not be accurate until 6 months after exposure? What gives???

I've heard that 3 months is sufficient ... so why is... Read more »