Care of the human immunodeficiency virus-infected menopausal woman

Helen Elizabeth Cejtin*

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Abstract

More women than ever before are both human immunodeficiency virus infected and menopausal, because of increased survival and more frequent diagnosis in older women. Such a woman has the combined burden of her infection, its treatment, comorbid conditions, and aging. Thus, she is at risk for a variety of problems, such as disorders of bone mineral density and deficiencies in cognitive functioning. In addition to this, she experiences menopause in a unique fashion, with more symptoms and perhaps at an earlier age. The clinician caring for her must take a proactive approach to this multitude of factors that may affect her health and well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume207
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • bone mineral density
  • cognitive impairment
  • human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • menopause
  • vasomotor symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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