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Hiv And The Menstrual Cycle

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Does HIV affect menstrual cycles?

I was wondering if there has been any studies done on the effect of HIV and or HIV drugs on the menstrual cycles. I'm 40 years old and have had many problems with my period, but these last two years, it has gotten extremely worse. My doctor thinks...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Studies have indeed addressed the relationship between HIV and menstrual cycles. For the most part, neither HIV nor the HIV medications affect the menstrual cycle. However, patients who have AIDS and AIDS Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge... Read more »


Hi Doctor,I have been on HIV treatment now for 2 years now. When i started i used to take TRimune... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Menstruation, Menopause and HIV

... Introduction The Menstrual Cycle Menstrual Irregularities in Women with HIV Menopause HIV and Menopause Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiovascular Read more »
Project Inform

Ritonavir and Menstruation

...excessive menstrual bleeding, a condition known as hypermenorrhea. The study followed a group of ten HIV+ women, all of whom had normal menstrual cycles and hemoglobin levels (a measurement of how much oxygen is being carried by the red blood... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Menstrual Disorders in HIV-Infected Women

...suggests that pregnancy is unlikely. Menses that vary in frequency, duration, or amount from what is considered to be a normal menstrual cycle for a given patient are considered irregular. The accepted terms for abnormal uterine bleeding... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV and the Vaginal Ecosystem

...Factors related to vaginal health are believed to include: pH (acid/base balance), local immune factors, female hormones, the menstrual cycle, sexual maturity and development, use of contraceptives, douching, sexual practices, and the types of... Read more »
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condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
Hello all, First of all, thanks to everyone for the many great posts on 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... Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). Read more »

Breakthrough bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How common is breaktrhough bleeding and newly obtained HIV? Read more »

pregnacy during ure period

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
if u have unprotected sex during ure period can u get pregnant? Read more »