By: Markella Zanni, Sara Looby and colleagues
Previous studies have shown that more advanced reproductive aging (transition through and past menopause) relates to the risk of heart disease. However, less is known about reproductive aging among women with HIV. REPRIEVE presents a unique opportunity to learn more about reproductive aging among women with HIV across
In this study, the investigators examined the reproductive aging process among cisgender female participants (female participants whose gender identity matches their sex at birth) with HIV and the possible timing of the transition to menopause.
Results showed that women with HIV living in certain regions (including sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean) and women with higher waist measurement had greater odds of having more advanced reproductive age. Age of menopause was typically in the age range of 49 to 51.
When REPRIEVE is completed, we will be able to look at how reproductive age relates to the risk of heart disease among women with HIV.
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The findings are from the REPRIEVE population at a specific point in time, these findings are descriptive and not intended to change clinical care, if you have questions about what you’ve read please talk to members of the REPRIEVE study team at your local site or a health care provider.