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hypogonadism
Nov 8, 2005

I've been on combination therapy since the acute phase of my infection. My viral load was quickly reduced to undetectable and my cd4 count is normal. Assuming this remains the case am I at risk for hypogonadism? Should anabolic steroids be avoided for this reason?

Response from Dr. Henry

Although the incidence of hypogonadism appears to be higher in HIV infected men it is not unclear to me what factors directly relate to that problem. There has been no clear association between antiretroviral use and hypogonadism. Anabolic steroids may suppress the secretion of testosterone and have unknown long-term side effects. KH



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