Viral shedding and disease progression in HIV-positive menopausal women

Project no.: HIV-NAT 206/HIV-1 in menopausal women

This is an observational propective study that will assess the changes in viral load in the genital secretions before and after menopause in women infected with HIV. This study will also measure the inflammation markers among menopause women infected with HIV and compare this to women infected with HIV who are premenopausal, HIV-infected men in the same age as menopausal women, and those who are not infected with HIV.