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Hiv Infection In Women

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Depoprovera and increased HIV infections in women

How does the drug depoprovera increase HIV infection rates?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. There is no clear answer at this time whether a woman using Depo-Provera isat greater risk for HIV infection or not. Depo-Provera is an injectable formof birth control. There is conflicting data at this time on... Read more »

My husband got HIV from an infected Man or Woman?

I am starting to wonder whether or not my husband is telling me the truth about his activity with... Read more »

Are women more easily infected by HIV than men

Is it easier for a women to get infected sleeping with an infected male than what it is if a male... Read more »
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HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

...and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., summarizes her study on the effect of breast-feeding versus formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality and micronutrient levels in a randomized trial in Botswana. After the summary, Dr.... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Menstrual Disorders in HIV-Infected Women

...ET, Lambert-Messerlian G, et al. Biologic markers of ovarian reserve and reproductive aging: Application in a cohort study of HIV infection in women . Fertil Steril 2007;88:1645-1652. Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and... Read more »
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Many HIV-Infected Women Do Not Receive Cervical Cancer Screenings Nearly Often Enough, U.S. Study Suggests

...study that we [are presenting at CROI 2009], which looked at the prevalence of cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected women in the United States. 1 Let me start with a little bit of background. HIV-infected women are at increased risk... Read more »
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In HIV-Infected Women, Prevalence, Diversity, Persistence and Detection of New HPV Infection Is Greater in the Anus Than in the Cervix

...It's a study that's been going on for two-and-a-half years. It's an observational cohort with 682 participants, both men and women, with the aim of collecting a lot of data, both through regular, clinical care, and then additional testing to... Read more »
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HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...How soon after exposure can HIV infection be detected? With the HIV antibody tests used in New York State, virtually all people who are infected will test positive within Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...studies have found that HIV-positive individuals do have decreased bone mineral density. To better understand the effect of HIV infection on bone density, investigators from the US Menopause Study compared middle-aged HIV-positive and... Read more »