|Will HCG reverse testicular atrophy after long-term HRT?
Sep 7, 2012
Thanks for the opportunity to ask this: I'm a 52-year old male, HIV positive for 26 years, AIDS for 16 years. I receive my care from. Non-profit in a large US city. For the past 9-10 years, I've been using depo-testosterone for HRT. I inject 150MG/week. In the past few years, my testicles have shrunk dramatically, often retreating up inside my body, especially when I am sexually aroused, which causes pain, not to mention embarrassment with my partner. I have read that HCG, given alternately with the Testosterone, might stimulate regrowth. My MD says its too late, plus HCG isn't on the formulary for ADAP (so I'm told). However, I believe I read differently on this forum. Is my doctor wrong? If I were to purchase HCG outside my adap plan at (an astronomical cost), would it work for me? Are there other remedies? This has become quite a blow to my confidence, and I already am dealing with major depression and anxiety.
| Response from Mr. Vergel
HCG is available via prescription and it reverses testicular atrophy even in men on long term testosterone replacement. It is not covered by ADAP but it can be purchased cheaply from compounding pharmacies (cost is about 7 dollars per week if two 500 IU injections are used weekly).
Many of the members in my group:Pozhealth Group use apsmeds.com
The HIV customer service there can be reached at email@example.com
You can read more about HCG here: HCG Info
I hope this information helps you.
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