Jun 15, 2013
Hello, I hope you are well. I recently got my bloodwork back and your advice on exercise, nutrition and adherence have proven invaluable. On March I was diagnosed with my cd4 count of 76 and vl of 33K but as of two rounds of bloodwork i am virally undetectable (its at 20) and my tcell count is at 368. My question concerns testosterone - i've been a bit fatigued and depressed (I think because its been a hell of a three months) but I got my results today for my testosterone levels. As of June 7th is stands at 472 (my doc says a normal range is 250 - 1000) but my free testosterone is 64 (again the doc said the normal range is 30-150). My question is - how do you decipher these testosterone results and, moving forward, what are the specific questions I should be asking when it comes to my T levels. Thanks for your help!
| Response from Mr. Vergel
You are just getting your immune system to improve. I do not know what is your body mass index, lifestyle, non-HIV medications you take, your age, and other factors. Your testosterone is almost at the mid point of the range. Testosterone replacement will shut down your own testosterone production. It is a lifetime commitment and I would not try it unless you try all these natural ways to increase it first:
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