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HIV/AIDS and Women's Health - Part One

 

What are HIV and AIDS?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of the disease with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS.

How does HIV spread?

HIV can spread in different ways:

  • Through unprotected sex with a person who has HIV. This is the most common way it spreads. Women may be at greater risk of being infected with HIV during sexual contact than men. For example, vaginal tissue is fragile and can tear during sex. This can let HIV enter the body. Also, the vagina has a large surface area that can be exposed to the virus.
  • By sharing drug needles
  • Through contact with the blood of a person who has HIV
  • From mother to baby during pregnancy childbirth, or breastfeeding

How does HIV/AIDS affect women differently from men?

Statistics show that in sub-Saharan Africa, the region hardest hit by the epidemic, about 8.6 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 live with HIV or AIDS. Of these, 5.7 million are young women.  Women who have HIV/AIDS have some different problems from men:

  • Complications such as
    • Repeated vaginal yeast infections
    • Severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    • A higher risk of cervical cancer
    • Menstrual cycle problems
    • A higher risk of osteoporosis
    • Entering menopause younger or having more severe hot flashes
  • Different, sometimes more severe, side effects from the medicines that treat HIV/AIDS
  • Drug interactions between some HIV/AIDS medicines and hormonal birth control
  • The risk of giving HIV to their baby while pregnant or during childbirth

Are there treatments for HIV/AIDS?

There is no cure, but there are many medicines to treat HIV infection and the infections and cancers that come with it. People who get early treatment can live longer and healthier lives.

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