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Does Hiv Make A Woman's Menstrual Cycle Stop

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AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...vitamin B 12 or folate. A shortage of folate can cause megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are large and pale (see Fact Sheet 121 ). Damage to bone marrow or kidneys. Blood loss from internal bleeding or a woman's menstrual cycle. Destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). HIV infection can cause anemia. So can many opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV disease. Many drugs commonly used to treat...
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Menstrual periods and recent HIV infection

I was wondering if ARS could cause my period to be two weeks late. I did not really show any of the other symptoms, but I'm pretty regular and am kind of worried.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...itself an indication, nor a symptom, of recent HIV infection. However women at risk for HIV may have amenorrhea and irregular menstrual cycles more often, especially if they have a history of drug abuse. There are also other medical reasons... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cause bleeding. Other medical conditions, including thyroid abnormalities and low platelet counts, can interfere with regular menstrual cycles. Extreme weight loss or being underweight can cause acquired gonadotropin releasing hormone deficiency,... Read more »

Menstrual Period

Dear Mr. Sowadsky,My question is easy, if your not pregnant could hiv make you miss your period for 5 months?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...rather than HIV/AIDS itself. For example, in women who have a history of chronically using high doses of heroin, irregular menstrual cycles and amenorrhea may result. These women are also more likely to become infected with HIV (due to... Read more »

Relation of Menstrual Cycle to Risk of Infection?

Is a woman more susceptible to infection from unprotected heterosexual sexduring menstruation? Is there any correlation between the menstrual cycle and degree of risk ofinfection?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your question. I am not aware of any study looking specifically at this issue. However, itis well established that anytime a woman has unprotected sex with an infectedperson (whether it be HIV or other Sexually Transmitted Diseases), that... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...with female-controlled prevention modalities. Women may also be at increased risk of infection during certain phases of their menstrual cycles (7-10 days following ovulation) because of hormonal interactions with the immune system, 13 though... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Menstruation, Menopause and HIV

...cause bleeding. Other medical conditions, including thyroid abnormalities and low platelet counts, can interfere with regular menstrual cycles. Extreme weight loss or being underweight can cause acquired gonadotropin releasing hormone deficiency,... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...you are startingor changing treatment. Many factors can affect your CD4 cell count, including the time of day,stress, your menstrual cycle, and infections such as the flu. If you get aresult back that surprises you or your health care provider,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...hormones. It has also been noted that viral load and the level of certain HIV drugs go up and down during the course of a single menstrual cycle. This could have an impact on drug dosing and timing of viral load tests in women. Understanding... Read more »
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condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
...here. Have been lurking for a while. Here's my story: I am a negative male who was having protected vaginal intercourse with a woman late in her cycle (had to be told to notice) a week ago when I felt the condom break. This was early in the... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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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 »