The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Lipodystrophy and WastingLipodystrophy and Wasting
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Feb 10, 2001

read your response (posted 12/19/00). I had testostrone tests done and have a 695 number which my doctor indicated was good for my age (43). I have stopped all supplements for the past 45 days and the lumps have not dissappeared in my breasts. Had an ultrasound, mammogram and needle aspiration at a breast center. The surgeon suggested wait 30 days and have another ultasound and biopsy done - I have no cancer in my family, no breast cancer, seems unlikely I could have breast cancer being that I am male. I understand it occurs, but puzzled. Having additional tests done. Appreciate any info on HIV, Meds & Gynecomastia. Is there a relationship between HIV and breast cancer (male)?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

No reported relationship between HIV and male breast cancer to my knowledge. However there is a relationship between HIV and gynecomastia, probably related to antiretrovirals. The GM is usually painful (but not always), frequently symmetrical (similar in both breats- but not always), and frequently improves/resolves after discontinuation of the causative drug (but not always. And gynecomastia is not so uncommon in the non-HIV male. I do not want to second guess your docs, but I doubt a biopsy is needed given the clear association of gynecomastia and HIV. But you should double check with your docs.

Re: Fascial Wasting
HIV, kidney disease and nutrition

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint