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Loss of libido
Oct 31, 2012

After TB as an opportunistic infection and herpes zosta i lost my libido has any thing to do with HIV/AIDS and its'ARVs.what is the proper medication?

Response from Dr. Henry

Loss of libido in setting of HIV Infection/AIDS is common and can have many contributing factors including low hormone levels, (testosterone), nerve dysfunction, nutrition problems, depression/anxiety, concern about HIV transmission, side effects of non-HIV medications, and many others. HIV medications perhaps can contribute to sexual dysfunction but often hard to sort out with none of the currently recommended drugs used in US clearly associated with a high risk for sexual problems. KH

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