June #155 : Hot Flashes - by Laura Whitehorn

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The King of AIDS Awearness

Maddow About You




The L+ Word

Starting HIV meds

Under New Management

The Word: PK Booster

Smoke Gets In Your Fur

Hot Flashes

RIP:IL-2

Under One Roof

Vital Vitamins

Prison Health Care: Sickening

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It’s All About The Benjamins!




Real Life Survivors

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(Un)deniable Evidence

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Cruz Control

Editor's Letter-June 2009

Your Feedback-June 2009

GMHC Treatment Issues-June 2009



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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June 2009


Hot Flashes

by Laura Whitehorn

Testosterone for women: Low testosterone levels often cause irregular periods, fatigue, and weight and bone loss in women with HIV. Low-dose, twice weekly testosterone patches may ease these problems.

Failure to smear: Women with HIV have a heightened risk of cervical cancer, but about 25 percent of U.S. women don’t get annual cervical Pap smears. Get thee to thy gyn.

No hurry: Hormonal contraceptives—birth control pills, implants or injections—don’t speed HIV progression. (Earlier research had suggested they might.)

No condom? Women using Pro 2000/5, a vaginal gel to protect against HIV, ended up with fewer HIV infections than those using a placebo. The difference, though not significant, is the first sign of hope in human microbicide trials. Meanwhile, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.K. Department for International Development donated $130 million to the International Partnership for Microbicides to help gel the progress.

Search: testosterone, Pap smear, contraceptive, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.K. Department for International Development, International Partnership for Microbicides


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