DrSafeHands Health Blog

If you have had unprotected sex, and afterward start observing some menstrual changes in your cycle, then get yourself tested for HIV Test straightaway. Why may you ask? Well, read this:

When the HIV virus starts proliferating in the body, its first target is the immune system. The immunity is compromised, and this, in turn, affects the hormonal levels. In women, even a slight change in estrogen and progesterone levels can disrupt the normal cycle & leads to menstrual changes.

A woman who is HIV positive may experience a few menstrual changes. These may be:

  • More frequent cycles

  • Longer periods

  • Missed periods

  • Heavy bleeding during periods

  • No periods for more than 3 months

  • Bleeding between the periods.

Women with good immunity, or those taking anti-HIV medication, are less likely to experience these menstrual changes. Hence the irregular menstrual cycles, or changes in bleeding pattern, can suggest undiagnosed HIV in some women.

For more information: Periods for Girls – Senior Gynecologist ( DrSafeHands )

So, please pay attention to your menstrual changes and their pattern, as these offer an insight into not only a woman’s health but her immunity as well!

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