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Testosterone Cream for Facial Lipodyst.
Apr 14, 1999

Hello -

I'm HIV+ over ten years, but over the past year I've lost weight in my face. Someone told me they used testosterone cream (applied topically to the scrotum) and it really worked. I'd try this, but the last time I checked my testosterone levels were normal. Is this cream useful/effective only if the test. levels are low?

Response from Dr. Fisher

I have no idea. And I'm skeptical that topical testosterone will directly help the facial wasting you describe. Doesn't mean you can't try it. Alvan Fisher, M.D.

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