Menopause happens around one year after your last period and is a natural process that all women experience, usually at around age 50 years, but can be earlier or later. Every woman’s experience of her menopause is different, and HIV does not affect the way in which you will experience menopause although some studies have shown women living with HIV are more likely to experience more severe menopausal symptoms. There are many types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that can be safely given to women living with HIV, but it is important you see a menopause specialist to discuss your treatment options and advise your HIV doctor. For more details DOWNLOAD A Guide to Menopause for Women Living With HIV developed by the Sophia Forum .
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Menopause For Women Living With HIV webinar
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Held on Tuesday, 16 November @ 7:00pm to 8:00pm AEDT (Australia)
Menopause and Women Living with HIV webinar, hosted online by Positive Women Victoria, features expert panellist Dr Nneka Nwokolo, an honorary HIV and sexual health consultant from the UK who has specialised knowledge of menopause and women living with HIV. Dr Nwokolo answers questions and outlines the latest research concerning menopause, including HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), as it relates to women living with HIV.
Dr Nneka Nwokolo has been a Senior Global Medical Director at ViiV Healthcare since 2019 and has over 20 years of experience in HIV medicine. Prior to joining ViiV, she was a Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the 56 Dean Street Clinic in London, UK where she has worked since 2001. Her special interests include the sexual and reproductive health of HIV positive women, particularly with regard to contraception and the menopause. She continues to do a monthly HIV menopause clinic in London and is currently involved in efforts to improve access to combination prevention for women. She is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. Dr Nwokolo also provided expert advice on the Guide to Menopause for Women With HIV.
A Guide to Menopause for Women Living With HIV
You may like to read the recently published A Guide to Menopause for Women Living With HIV developed by the Sophia Forum with expert advice provided by Dr Nneka Nwokolo from the UK. PWV is honoured to have Dr Nwokolo as a panellist for our Menopause and Women Living With HIV webinar. DOWNLOAD the guide.