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HIV+ women likely to enter menopause early : Study

According to the study published in the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), women suffering from HIV, have a higher risk of experiencing menopause early in life.

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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