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Menopause: Reproductive Aging and HIV
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Ruth Greenblatt
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Presenter: Ruth Greenblatt, MD
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Dr. Greenblatt examines reproductive changes associated with aging in HIV-infected women. In the course of this talk, she discusses how HIV-infected women experience menopause and how reproductive aging affects HIV, including the difficulty of defining menopause in the context of chronic disease, gendered differences in immune function, and the high prevalence of autoimmune disease among women. Clinical considerations in caring for aging HIV-infected women are addressed as well, such as ART management during menopause, low bone mineral density, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive dysfunction.
Presenter: Ruth Greenblatt, MD

Ruth Greenblatt, MD, is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. She is the founder of the UCSF Women's HIV Program (WHP) and Principal Investigator of the Women's Interagency HIV Study at UCSF. Dr. Greenblatt is also the Science Director for the UCSF Bridging Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program and the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research mentoring program, which offer continuing series of career development and women's health seminars. Her research is focused on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of HIV in women, with a particular emphasis on sex discordances in pharmacology, immunology, and methods to determine the effect of menopause on HIV-related immune responses.

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