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Reproductive health encompasses the beginning of menstruation for women, choosing the right birth control method for you and your partner, preventing contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and for women, ending with the menopausal transition.

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    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Symptoms and signs...learn more »
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      Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Article
      • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) facts
      • What is the history of HIV, and when was HIV discovered?
      • What tests are used in the diagnosis of HIV?
      • How is HIV spread (transmitted)?
      • What are symptoms and signs of HIV infection and AIDS in men, women, and children?
      • What happens after an exposure to the blood or genital secretions of an HIV-infected person?
      • What laboratory tests are used to monitor HIV-infected people?
      • What are HIV treatments and medications? What are the key principles in managing HIV infection?
      • When should antiviral therapy be started?
      • What is the initial therapy for HIV?
      • What are nucleoside and nucleotide analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)?
      • What are nonnucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)?
      • What are protease inhibitors?
      • What are fusion inhibitors?
      • What is a CCR5 antagonist?
      • What is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor?
      • What HIV drugs are in development?
      • What are side effects of HIV therapy?
      • What happens if the patient's viral load increases while on HIV therapy?
      • What are the risks of missing doses or stopping antiviral therapy?
      • Should patients with the flu- or mono-like illness of primary HIV infection be treated?
      • What about treatment for HIV during pregnancy?
      • What can be done for people who have severe immunosuppression?
      • What is the future for HIV-infected individuals with regards to treatment simplification and cure research?
      • What is in the future for preventing HIV transmission?
    • Pregnancy Planning Pregnancy planning is an important step in preparation for starting or expanding a family. Planning for a pregnancy includes...learn more »
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      Pregnancy Planning Article
      • Pregnancy planning facts
      • What is pregnancy planning?
      • What are pre-pregnancy planning goals?
      • What is a pregnancy calendar or calculator?
      • How soon can a woman start trying to conceive after stopping birth control?
      • What are dietary considerations for pregnancy planning?
      • How much weight gain is recommended in pregnancy?
      • What about alcohol consumption and pregnancy planning?
      • What infections should be avoided in pregnancy?
      • Should I exercise when pregnant?
      • Is it safe to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy?
      • Is air travel safe for pregnant women?
      • Do medications need to be stopped when planning pregnancy or when a woman becomes pregnant?
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that are transmitted during any type of sexual exposure, including...learn more »
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      Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Article
      • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) facts
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
      • Gonorrhea
      • Chlamydia
      • Syphilis
      • Genital Herpes
      • Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) and Genital Warts
      • Chancroid
      • Ectoparasitic Infections
      • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
      • Hepatitis B
      • Hepatitis C
      • Conclusions
    • Menopause Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause...learn more »
    • Preeclampsia (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension) Preeclampsia is related to increased blood pressure and protein in the mother's urine. Preeclampsia typically begins after the...learn more »
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      Preeclampsia (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension) Article
      • Preeclampsia Facts*
      • What Is High Blood Pressure?
      • What Are the Effects of High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy?
      • What Is Preeclampsia?
      • How Common Are High Blood Pressure and Preeclampsia in Pregnancy?
      • Who Is More Likely to Develop Preeclampsia?
      • What Are the Symptoms of Preeclampsia and How Is It Detected?
      • How Can Women with High Blood Pressure Prevent Problems During Pregnancy?
      • Does Hypertension or Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Cause Long-Term Heart and Blood Vessel Problems?
    • Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Taking prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs or supplements should be discussed with your doctor. There are some...learn more »
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      Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Article
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • How should I decide whether to use a medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Where do doctors and nurses find out about using medicines during pregnancy?
      • How do prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine labels help my doctor choose the right medicine for me when I am pregnant?
      • What if I'm thinking about getting pregnant?
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am trying to become pregnant?
      • What if I get sick and need to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • I have a health problem. Should I stop using my medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Are vitamins safe for me while I am pregnant?
      • Are herbal remedies or natural products safe for me when I am pregnant?
      • In the future, will there be better ways to know if medicines are safe to use during pregnancy?
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