Care of HIV-positive women aged 50 and over: can we do better?

M. I. Samuel*, J. Welch, M. Tenant-Flowers, Mary Poulton, L. Campbell, C. Taylor

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    A sample of 123 HIV-positive women aged 50 years and over showed high rates of late diagnosis with CD4 count <350 (71%), significant co-morbidities (90%), high rates of premature menopause (6.8%) and early menopause (6.8%) and cervical cytological abnormalities (47%). Specific interventions to improve care in this group should include yearly cervical cytology, early counselling with regard to reproductive options, menopause management and screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)303-305
    Number of pages3
    JournalInternational Journal of STD & AIDS
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


    • co-morbidities
    • older women
    • cervical cytology
    • AIDS
    • women
    • HIV
    • sexually transmitted infections
    • menopause
    • audit


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