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Menstrual Cycle Symptoms With Hiv

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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...
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 wasting, may experience menstrual cycle... Read more »

Relation of Menstrual Cycle to Risk of Infection?

Is a woman more susceptible to infection from unprotected heterosexual sexduring menstruation? Is... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Menstrual Changes and HIV

Table of Contents HIV and Menstrual Problems How Does HIV Cause Problems? Finding the Cause of Menstrual Problems What Else Can Cause Menstrual Problems? Dealing With Menstrual Problems Taking Care of Yourself HIV and Menstrual... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Menstrual Disorders in HIV-Infected Women

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Causes of Abnormal Menses in HIV-Infected Women III. Assessing Menstrual Irregularity in HIV-Infected Women IV. Managing Menstrual Irregularities in HIV-Infected Women References I.... 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 Risk Management of Menopause Symptom Management Avoiding Long-Term Complications ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

What Is ART? What Is the HIV Life Cycle? Approved ARV Drugs How Are the Drugs Used? What Is Drug Resistance? Can These Drugs Cure AIDS? When Do I Start? Which Drugs Do I Use? What's Next? What Is ART? ART means treating retroviral... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 notice)... 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). A few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3... Read more »

Cycles

Posted by genuinered, 2 Replies
How common is it for HIV to impact a woman's menstrual cycle? Could the medications impact it too? I am officially 11 days late (I have been on time or within a day or two since puberty). I just curious of the experiences of others.

Any help would... Read more »

my hiv symptom question more elaborated

Posted by rob422, 1 Reply
so i read on a lot of websites that symptoms of HIV include flu-like symptoms, nail changes, rashes, headaches, pneumonia, disorientation, dry cough, night sweats, etc, etc.

but i'm slowly learning that these are the acute symptoms... right?
which... Read more »