Gonadal function and reproductive health in women with human immunodeficiency virus infection

Swaytha Yalamanchi, Adrian Dobs, Ruth M. Greenblatt

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Abstract

Most human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among women occur early in reproductive life, which highlights the importance of understanding the impact of HIV on reproductive functions, and also the potential implications of reproductive function and aging on the course of HIV disease. Ovarian function is a crucial component of reproductive biology in women, but standard assessment methods are of limited applicability to women with chronic diseases such as HIV. Pregnancy can now be achieved without transmission of HIV to sexual partner or newborn, but complications of pregnancy may be more common in women infected with HIV than uninfected women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-741
Number of pages11
JournalEndocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • HIV infection
  • Reproductive biology
  • Sex steroids
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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