World Aids Day 2020 is 01 December. HIV/AIDS and menopause, can result in difficulty working out if symptoms are caused by menopause or not.
How many women have HIV and AIDS-related illnesses?
Can women with HIV/AIDS have some different problems from men?
In HIV/AIDS In Women: Summary – How Does HIV/AIDS Affect Women Differently From Men? the (United States) MedlinePlus’ explain:
“About one in four people in the United States who have HIV are women. Women who have HIV/AIDS have some different problems from men:
- Complications such as:
- Repeated vaginal yeast infections
- Severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- A higher risk of cervical cancer
- Menstrual cycle problems
- A higher risk of osteoporosis
- Entering menopause younger or having more severe hot flashes
- Different, sometimes more severe, side effects from the medicines that treat HIV/AIDS
- Drug interactions between some HIV/AIDS medicines and hormonal birth control
- The risk of giving HIV to their baby while pregnant or during childbirth”.
Is there an association between early menopause and HIV?
In Prevalence and Correlates of Early-Onset Menopause Among Women Living With HIV In Canada: Abstract – Conclusions published in January 2020, the authors elaborate on:
What are the aims of the Prime Study?
In PRIME (Positive Transitions Through the Menopause) Study: A Protocol for A Mixed-Methods Study Investigating the Impact of the Menopause on the Health and Well-Being of Women Living With HIV In England: Abstract – Introduction published online 05 June 2019, the authors elaborate on the aims to explore the impact of the menopause on the health and well-being of women living with HIV (WLHIV):
What is the theme of World AIDS Day 2020?
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