Category Archives: Women’s health

Cervical Screening

From the 1 July 2022, women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 74 will have two options when they book in for a Cervical Screening Test which looks for Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Option 1. Your healthcare worker collects your sample from the cervix using a speculum. Option 2. The newest option is a […]

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Menopause and HIV

Menopause is a natural process in a woman’s life when her period stops. A woman reaches menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months in a row. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55 and the average age is 51 to 52. Some studies suggest that women with HIV […]

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Women’s Health

Women with HIV who take HIV treatment as prescribed and have an undetectable viral load can live long and healthy lives. This also means that as women with HIV age, they could face other health issues common in all older women, such as heart disease or cancer. Women with HIV may face other challenges related […]

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