Loss of Testosterone
Jun 9, 2010
My partner & I have been HIV+ for over 20 years. Now we have discovered that we are both totally lacking Testosterone. We have been told that from now on, we would have to be taking it in shots. Is this normal?
Response from Dr. Henry
Low testosterone levels are fairly common in men as they age and appear more common in HIV+ men. The long term safety and health benefits of chronic testosterone replacement therapy are unknown despite widespread advertising promoting "T" replacement (studies of long term hormone replacement in women have been going on for decades with tens of thousands of women ultimately showing some serious health concerns tied to hormone replacement though often clear quality of life benefits). Studies in males inadequate but some now underway. In US testosterone replacement has shifted from periodic shots (leading to wide fluctuations in levels) to cutaneous daily application. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Long Will A Person Live With Untreated Hiv?
- Can I Get Hiv By Drinking Out Of The Same Glass As An Infected Person?
- Hiv Pcr Test Days After Exposure
- When You Have A Herpes Break Out How Long Does It Take To Get Blisters?
- What Are The Causes Of Recurring Shingles?
- Things You Shouldn't Do If You Have Chlamydia
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.