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What Women With HIV Should Know About Menstruation and Aging

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 Complicat...

Gastrointestinal Problems and HIV

Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms -- diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain -- are among the most common problems that affect people with HIV. These symptoms can be challenging to sort out, as they can occur as side effects of HIV therapy and due to GI cond...

How to Treat a (Pregnant) Lady

How to Treat a (Pregnant) LadyMany HIV+ women are taking HIV medications so they can live longer, healthier lives. As they think about the future, some of these women are deciding that they want to tackle the challenges and experience the joys of bei...

A Woman's View of HIV Drug Side Effects

A Woman's View of HIV Drug Side EffectsHIV drugs help HIV+ people live longer lives with fewer illnesses. But there are potential side effects associated with all of the drugs. Some of the side effects are worse in women than in men. Fortunately, sid...

Choosing Your First Regimen

Choice is good, right? Definitely! But it can be confusing. Especially if you've decided to get started with HIV treatment and you're trying to pick a first regimen. The goals of HIV treatment are to get the amount of HIV in your blood (viral load) a...

Substance Use

Ups and Downs: Party Drugs and HIV Medications

_Speakers: Danny Carragher, Ph.D., Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) Ed Cheslow, M.D., Board Certified Internist_ What We're Learning from BUMPS A Physician's Perspective The July Community Forum on party drugs and HIV ...

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis, HIV and Your Liver

_Speakers: Anthony Borcich M.D., Attending Physician, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Director of Liver Diseases at Lenox Hill Hospital Michael Marco, Treatment Action Group_ Hepatitis B Basics Liver Toxicity Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection Conclusion ...

Side Effect Management: Body, Heart and Nerves

_Speakers: Anthony Geraci, M.D., Division of NeuroAIDS, Mount Sinai Medical Center Patrick Dalton, M.D., St. Vincent's Medical Center Donna Tinnerello MS, RD, CD/N, Cabrini Medical Center_ Nervous System Side Effects: from Peripheral Neuropathy to S...

Coping

Psychological Issues and HIV: Dealing With the Uncertainty of Changing Treatment Strategies

Speakers: Robert H. Remien, Ph.D., New York State Psychiatric InstituteMichael Shernoff, M.S.W., Private Practice I have been attending HIV treatment forums at St. Vincent's for over two years, and have found them extremely useful for learning about...

Lipodystrophy and Women

_Speakers: Donald Kotler, M.D., and Ellen Engleson, Ed.D., St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Jeffery Brande, M.D., Private Practice Plastic Surgeon_ Describing the Syndrome Treating Lipodystrophy Recent Studies of Growth Hormone Surgical In...