Q and A

Question

Does Atripla cause problems in a woman’s periods?

I’m having issues with my periods, is Atripla the reason?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

Atripla is not known to have any impact on a woman’s periods (menstrual cycle).

However, changes in your periods can be caused by lots of other things. These can affect both HIV positive and HIV negative women.

This detailed article from Catie has a much longer discussion about HIV and menstrual changes.
https://www.catie.ca/en/practical-guides/hiv-drug-side-effects/8-menstrual-changes

20 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi kamran,

    Yes, this is what it means. Your wife doesn’t need to use PrEP.

  2. kamran

    ok it mean she will be never use prep if we want baby thank u

  3. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Karman,

    If your viral load is undetectable your wife doesn’t need to use PrEP. This is because your wife won’t be at risk. Please see here: http://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

  4. kamran

    my wife eat prep or not for negative baby when my viral load is undetectable

  5. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Kamran,

    It’s a good idea to talk to your wife and doctor about having a baby. But here’s the guide to HIV pregnancy and women’s health for more info.

  6. kamran

    my wife will eat prep for negative baby when my viral load is undetectable .
    now i am single i am going to marriage next year on which situation my wife will use prep and condom plz guid me

  7. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Sadiq,

    i-Base is an HIV treatment information service. So unfortunately we can’t help on this problem about telling your wife your HIV status.

    However, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor. They might be able to give you support and advice.

  8. sadiq

    i am just worry about Prep after a year i will tell my wife .if my wife dont eat Prep during sex for pregnant to get negative baby when my viral load is undetectable for 1 year there will be no problem ?

  9. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Sadiq,

    Thanks. But please remember I did not say there is no need to tell your wife about your status.

  10. sadiq

    thanks Roy Trevelion for helping me this website encourage me a lot of

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