Associated Conditions for HIV/AIDS
Excerpts on associated medical conditions for HIV/AIDS:
There may be a connection between HIV/AIDS and women in
menopause. For example, women who are no longer worried about
getting pregnant may be less likely to use a condom and practice
safe sex. Some menopausal women have vaginal dryness and thinning.
This means they are more likely to have small tears and abrasions
during sex. This can put women at greater risk for HIV. Because
women may live longer than men and because of the rising rate of
divorce, there are a large number of widowed, divorced, or separated
women starting to date. Because many of these women do not
understand how HIV/AIDS is spread, they may be at risk. (Source: excerpt from HIV, AIDS, and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA
List of associated medical conditions for HIV/AIDS:
The list of conditions mentioned by various sources
as associated with HIV/AIDS includes:
HIV/AIDS as a risk factor:
Another type of associated condition is one for which HIV/AIDS
is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which HIV/AIDS is listed as a risk
About associated conditions for HIV/AIDS:
Associated conditions are those which appear
statistically related, but do not have
a clear cause or effect relationship.
Whereas the complications
are caused by HIV/AIDS,
and underlying causes
may be causes of HIV/AIDS,
the following list shows associated conditions
that simply appear with higher frequency in people
who have HIV/AIDS.
In some cases, there may be overlap
between this list and risk factors
People with HIV/AIDS may be more likely to
get a condition on the list of associated conditions,
or the reverse may be true, or both.
Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply
coincidentally related to HIV/AIDS
is not always clear.
For general information,
see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.