While advancements in the medical field have ensured a longer life expectancy for women detected HIV+, it, however, has exposed them to the risk of entering menopause transition early -- three years younger than the general population.
Yes, the average age of HIV+ women has shortened to 48 years from 50-52. The finding was published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients who adhere to the latest therapy protocols are expected to live into their mid-70s or longer. That means these patients are now faced with ageing issues that affect sexual and reproductive health, including menopause.
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