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No sex drive
Mar 29, 2012

I tak reyataz,conbivir norvir lexapro and testaton injections one's a month, my sex drive is zero, no sexual stimulation, my partner may have to go out side of the relatioship, need help, my testasteron is normal!

Response from Dr. Henry

Low sex drive is common in general population (maybe more common in HIV infected persons) and can caused by multiple causes/factors. Depression, anxiety, other health problems (such as diabetes, heart disease),worry about health and transmission of HIV, HIV infection, other drugs (such as Lexapro), and sometimes HIV drugs (not common with your regimen) can contribute to low sex drive. Often an assessment by sex therapist can be helpful as well as discussion about the Lexapro with your HIV physician or psychiatrist. KH

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